Wildcats Rhys Vague

Thursday, November 1, 2018 1:20 pm
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Wildcats Article vs New Zealand Breakers

This Friday, the Perth Wildcats will take on the in-form Brisbane Bullets at the RAC Arena, after what was a gutsy come from behind win, to defeat the New Zealand Breakers on Saturday At RAC Arena. Wildcats Captain Damian Martin was ruled out with a calf Injury, Mitch Norton took his place in the starting 5. New Zealand kept the game close for the first three quarters, until Perth were able to limit them to only seven points whist scoring 20 points in the final term.

Bryce Cotton led all scorers with 23 points 9 rebounds, and 2 steals, Clint Steindl played his best game for the Wildcats scoring 17 points shooting 75% from the field including five – from – five behind the arc, Sunday Dech got his first minutes for the season, and was crucial in stopping the Breakers score in the second half, defeating the Breakers 92-78 at RAC Arena on Saturday the 3rd of November. Wildcats bench was pivotal to Perth winning, contributing 36 points.

Round 5 will see the Wildcats take on a red hot Brisbane Bullets outfit at the RAC Arena this Friday. Its 1st vs 3rd where the wildcats will be looking to keep their top spot on the ladder and an unbeaten streak at home. They’ll be looking to seek revenge against the Bullets after losing to the Bullets in round 3.

Rookie Rhys Vague spoke after training on Monday

“It was a character win it’s always good to beat the breakers because there such a good franchise and have been for such a long time. “We’ve got that rivalry between us, it’s always good to beat the breakers in general. “To actually get in and have a crack it’s pretty cool, especially with 11 and a half thousand fans, it was electric,”  “To come in and play in front of them was awesome.” “Vague said it’s definitely better playing then not, just buying my time and knew that my time would come, to contribute to the win was awesome.” The strength of our team all year has been our depth. We know we’re one of the deepest teams in the league,” he said. “We can play a bit of small ball with putting Nick Kay, Jesse Wagstaff and I in the four and five spots is a good way to change it up.”


Daniel Ebert

Sports Intern 98Five Sonshine FM

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