North East Bushies out to lift confidence

THE North East Bushrangers face a test of character when they take on the Coburg Giants at the Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre on Sunday.

Coming off the heaviest defeat in their short existence, the Bushrangers will be looking to regain some confidence against a Coburg side that will be beaming after knocking off front-runner Casey.

The Bushrangers will turn to their captain Dylan Webb and Bobby Tye to provide crucial leadership when the going gets tough.

Webb will be looking to bounce back after a couple of tough games when he partners with fellow big Josh McKay and have a real impact down low.

McKay has been a standout when available, averaging 19.8 points per game and a league-leading 13 rebounds per game.

Lloyd Wright and Darcy Locke will lead the young brigade for the Bushrangers.

The North East Lady Bushrangers will be looking to bounce back in strong fashion as they face a Coburg Giants side that is on a three-game losing streak.

After being on the wrong end of a lop-sided foul count last time out, the Lady Bushrangers will need to make some adjustments in defence.

With Rachel Jeffery again under an injury cloud, Sarah Mellington and Stacey Browne will look to step up and lead from the front.

In a positive for the Lady Bushrangers, forward Jessie Smith is beginning to find form and youngster Jade McCowan showed last time out she can be a key in offence.