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Waves hit the Red Centre
Waves hit the Red Centre

West Coast Waves are aiming to make it two wins in a row when they take on the AIS this Saturday night at the Alice Springs Basketball Stadium where the Waves will be hosting their final home game.

After a thrilling two-point win over Bendigo Spirit last week, the Waves want to back it up with another victory when they take on the AIS who are on the bottom of the WNBL ladder.

Their week in the Northern Territory has been filled with school and community visits and players, coaches and referee courses.

Waves coach David Herbert said the AIS had some gifted players including forward Olivia Thompson and versatile Sara Blicavs, mixed with guards Tessa Levy and Casey Samuels.

"They're a talented young team with international experience," he said.

"Olivia Thompson and Sara Blicavs are having outstanding seasons, but across the board they are very talented, very athletic, so it should be a great contest."

The Waves will rely on the experience of Rohanee Cox, Melissa Marsh and Sam Norwood to get them over their young opposition, while West Coast's youngsters, including point guard Shani Amos and fellow guard Ebony Antonio, will have to find their fitness to keep up with the athleticism of the AIS.

They know they can get over the AIS after having a 22-point win when the two teams met in round six.

Antonio said her teammates love the winning feeling and they are confident with the match-up on Saturday.

"The win against Bendigo was huge so I think the girls will be able to back each other in," she said.

"As long as we go in with a winning attitude there should be no problem."

Herbert said that with four games left in the season the Waves want to create a winning finish after having had only two wins so far.