Hummingbirds head coach wants players to be better

By December 11, 2018


Defending champions Kingston Hummingbirds will be looking to give their bench players some game time but will be hunting another win when they take on the St. Catherine Racers on Wednesday night.

The 7:45 pm (8:45ECT) match-up will be the second game of a double-header that also includes the unbeaten Manchester Spurs taking on the St. James Sharpes at 6:30 pm (7:30 ECT).

The Hummingbirds are brimming with confidence following their thumping of at the St. Ann Orchids 72-29 on Saturday. Notwithstanding the 43-goal win head coach Winston Nevers there is much room for improvement.

“I think we’re gelling more as a team now and we’re coming to be the team that we want to be,” he said.

“We have Shanice Beckford who we want to give some time on the court, we don’t want to have her play right through because she has a little niggling injury and so we just want to build the score and take her off.

“The combination with Shanice Beckford and Hasana (Williams), Paula Thompson and Sabrina Spence, that combination is the one we want to start with every time and it worked for us,” Nevers continued.

“But we want to change and give the substitutes some game time too because we might need them later on in the series and because we changed so many players at once the combination wasn’t working. They were trying to force the ball into the circle, the movement wasn’t good and we’ll have to correct that because every player we put on the court we want them to have good playing time, we want them to play well. The seven that we put on court first we want everybody to play like that seven,” he said.

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