THE Lady Hornets will face a tough test against the Millicent Magic at home on Saturday night in the Country Basketball League South West women’s conference.
Despite sitting in second and one spot above the Magic, Lady Hornets coach Damien Kilpatrick believes the Magic are the best side in the competition.
“They are definitely one of the teams to beat and they are the only team to have beaten the top side in Portland,” he said.
“We are preparing the same but we will have a couple of structures in place to limit their two gun shooters. They have two shooters averaging about 24 points a game.”
A strength for the Lady Hornets so far this season has been their spread of shooters.
“We have a really good spread of scorers at the moment – you will always have one or two that might shoot 20 points but we have been getting about four girls in the double figures,” Kilpatrick said.
“Faith McKenzie has done a great job this season and we knew she would step up. Ema Iredell is averaging good points and Georgia Hiscock is creating a lot of opportunities, but I’ve been really happy with everyone.”
The Lady Hornets will be without Shannon Cross for at least six weeks after she broke her hand at the weekend, while Liv Jones will miss the rest of the season with a foot fracture.
“Shannon has been our starting point guard so we will definitely miss her,” Kilpatrick said. “Hopefully she can come back in the middle of January.”