Do or die clash for Orchids
Janet Guy, coach of the St. Ann Orchids, says that her team must execute in all four quarters in order to level their best-of-three finals in the Berger Elite League against the Kingston Humming Birds, this evening at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium at the University of Technology.
The Orchids trail 1-0 in the series after they were beaten 57-43 by the Humming Birds in game one last Thursday.
Guy said they have made some adjustments in training and they are very determined to win tonight's game.
"It's must be a win for the Orchids," she said. "We have to step up to the game and we will try to look at how we can get the centre pass into the goal circle convert them. We also have to find a way to steal their centre pass and capitalise on them," Guy added.
The Orchids will be look to Sabrina Spence, who is the competition's leading scorer, former national captain Simone Forbes, Shanice Beckford and Althea Byfield, to lead their charge to victory.
On the other hand, the Humming Birds' top shooter Thristina Harwood, who netted 38 goals from 48 attempts in game one, said they are very determined to close out the series today.
"I know that the St. Ann Orchids are going to come out very strong for the second game but come Thursday, I will be ready," said Harwood.
Harwood is expected to receive support from national representatives Stacian Facey, Shamera Sterling, Mellissa Wright and Tracey-Ann Robinson.
The game is set to start at 7:30 p.m.