The Lady Hornets return to Horsham to face Swan Hill

HOME: Maddi Iredell receives a pass for the Lady Hornets against Bendigo this season. The team is looking forward to playing on their home court. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
HOME: Maddi Iredell receives a pass for the Lady Hornets against Bendigo this season. The team is looking forward to playing on their home court. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

THE Lady Hornets will finally return to playing basketball on their home court at the weekend. 

The team will come up against the Swan Hill Lady Flyers, two weeks after their loss to the Bendigo Braves. 

The team had another bye last week and coach Gareth Hiscock said the team had learned from their mistakes in Bendigo.

“We were outplayed against Bendigo,” Hiscock said. 

“We just need to get our preparation right, it wasn’t great before the Bendigo game. 

“We need to concentrate on the things we do well and not what the opposition is doing, and then we will be right.”

Hiscock said the team, who had started the season with five wins, were over-confident heading into the match against Bendigo.

“The loss won’t hurt (the girls),” he said.

“Some of the girls may have been getting a bit ahead of themselves.”

The Lady Hornets have only played one match of basketball in the past four weeks and are looking forward to returning to their home stadium. 

“We’ve been working on tightening up our defence end, but it’s a bit hard when you’re not playing games,” Hiscock said. 

This weekend marks the start of a string of home games for the side who have had a tough away schedule to contend with to start the season.