Olympians player-coach Calvin “Doc” Earl says his side will be aiming to notch up a few wins when the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Basketball Association league resumes on Tuesday.
With 11 successive losses, Olympians go into the final rounds of the division 1 competition without a single win in the season.
But they will be first squaring up against CBC, who have only managed four wins out of 11 games.
Earl said Olympians were a talented side and he was optimistic the team could build some momentum heading towards the finals.
“The guys’ attitude is right and we should start getting a couple of wins on the board,” he said.
“We do have a talented squad, it’s just putting it all together and that’s what we’re working on now.”
None of Olympians’ players have played in all 11 games this season. Their best scorer, Fletcher Klasztorny, who has averaged 14.2 a game, has only played five times.
Earl said player availability had hurt the side.
“I think that’s one of the biggest issues that we had is we don’t know who’s turning up on the night,” he said.
“People have had work commitments and been of town and things like that and (there have been) a couple of injuries. Hopefully for this little part we’ll be coming back and ready to get stuck into it.”
Earl said the Olympians’ slow start had not taken him by surprise and he conceded there was still work to do.
“The first half we were just trying to get everybody gelling with each other … finding out what everyone’s strength and weaknesses are,” he said. “We get bits of looking great when we’re out there and moving the ball and then sometimes when we’re not doing the right thing we look a bit average.
“That’s what we’re trying to do at the moment, is get everybody on the same page so we can start getting these wins on the board.”