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Hawks Look At Season Defining Round
- Updated: October 26, 2016
The Illawarra Hawks are currently sitting on the bottom half of the NBL ladder with a 1-4 record and are hoping they can revive their season this round with a double header at home against the Perth Wildcats and Cairns Taipans.
Many critics and fans thought the Hawks would struggle to get any higher than 7th place this season, however after their pre-season play, which included taking out the ABC, NBL fans sat up and started to take notice.
Since blowing out the 36ers in their first game of the regular season, the Hawks have struggled to find their grove and are now sitting at 1-4, looking at a potential 1-6 up hill battle start to the season. However head coach Rob Beveridge doesn’t think anyone should count the Hawks out just yet.
“Last year we started the season 2-4, so right now we’re 1-4. And we went on a 11 game winning streak last year and we made the playoffs and we were one game off the grand final, so it’s ridiculous to think you can ride us off right now.”
Big man and last year All-NBL First team member, AJ Ogilvy, believes that the team may have got ahead of themselves after they beat Adelaide in round 1.
“I think we might have got a bit ahead of ourselves and some of the guys that did not have as much experience took the ABC for granted…
Tomorrow we turn it around then we play again Friday. Two home games this week is really going to help us I think in an attempt to get our season back on track”
The Hawks take on a Wildcats team on Friday, who will be without Martin, Kenny and recently released import Ingram. Then will play a Taipans team on Sunday who will travel without injured Alex Loughton.
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