AT RIGHT: Lismore player Adrian Van Eck jumps for a rebound during a recent Storm game in Coffs Harbour. Lismore plays at home tomorrow night.
AT RIGHT: Lismore player Adrian Van Eck jumps for a rebound during a recent Storm game in Coffs Harbour. Lismore plays at home tomorrow night. Tarum Images

Storm warning: psychological advatage key for coach

IT is all about the psychological advantage for Lismore Storm captain Toby Jeffrey and his side as they prepare to take on Central Coast in the NSW State League basketball.

The Storm hosts the Crusaders at the Lismore Basketball Stadium tomorrow night.

Lismore has had only one win this season and need a win here before a string of away games.

"The fact that they have to come to us is a huge bonus," Jeffrey said.

"They're the ones that have to sit in the car amd travel for eight hours, so we'll look to take advantage.

"This is definitely a game we can win and hopefully we can get a big crowd there."

The Storm is in a tough competition this year with some of the games against Sydney teams.

Trips on the road also mean players with work and study commitments can't always attend.

"We're probably a bit under size this year and need to work on our rebounds," Jeffrey said.

"If we can keep them away from the ball and let our young guys run around we should do well.

"We're in a bit of a development year and we're all still learning.

"Ben Wilton is only 18 and he's improved out of sight this season.

"Reece Fensom is probably our biggest guy and he's motored around the court well."

In other games, Lismore is hosting the first round of the Waratah Northern Junior League.

There will be junior games at the basketball stadium before the main game at 6pm.

Games will also be played on Sunday with teams from Taree, Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Armidale and Grafton attending.



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