The Wollongong Hawks are working hard to bring out the best in new import Kevin Tiggs.
Signed by the Hawks eight days ago, Tiggs looked confident on debut in Saturday night’s 97-91 road loss to Adelaide, scoring 14 points and grabbing four rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench.
‘‘Kev in the short time that he’s been with the group came in and made some impact, so that was very pleasing,’’ Wollongong coach Gordie McLeod said.
The Hawks were back on the training court yesterday and remain upbeat about their prospects of notching their first win of the season this Saturday against Townsville.
Centre Larry Davidson believes Tiggs will cause problems for the Crocodiles.
‘‘Kev was good against Adelaide and if we can get him up to speed it’ll allow him to fit in a lot more,’’ Davidson said.
‘‘We need to put him in positions where it’s a lot easier for him to do what he does, rather than him trying to battle and dribble from the three-point line to get past two or three defenders.’’
The Crocs will feel good about their chances against Wollongong after last Friday’s home win over New Zealand.
McLeod believes his side is slowly but surely improving.
‘‘It’s about trying to get better each week, and if we do that we’re going to give ourselves a chance to win games like we did against Adelaide,’’ he said.
‘‘If we can do a couple more little things right, we’ll be on the right side of the ledger.’’