Dandenong, who are among the top four powerhouse teams in the league, have been playing some great basketball and are renowned for their relentless scoring.
That’s why when the Waves managed to stay even with them throughout the first half, there seemed to be some worried faces on the Dandenong bench.
We came out firing and relied on many players to continue to put Dandenong under pressure right from the tip-off.
With some strong defence, we were able to force them to work hard for any baskets.
Although we got down by eight points at one stage, we worked our way back to two points early in the second quarter.
It wasn’t until the last three minutes of the half that Dandenong decided to go into their zone defence, something we haven’t seen all season.
We tried to adjust but the margin quickly extended to 10 points at the end of the half.
This change in defence was the key to the game and Dandenong continued this throughout the entire second half.
We could not come up with a way to keep scoring and unfortunately Dandenong pushed the lead to 40 points.
This was such a disappointing result as our first half was so strong and dominant.