Chargers eye bottom-placed Panthers amid early run of form

May 11, 2024 BY

Dexter Graham has impressed in his first year at Surf Coast. Photos: CHARLIE YOUNG

SURF Coast’s Division 2 Men’s side has started the 2024 season well, sitting inside the top four, but head coach Dave Scott says the group won’t be getting ahead of themselves as they size up the competition’s bottom-seeded outfit.

The Chargers, sitting in fourth position with a four-win three-loss record, meet a struggling Wallan outfit with one win from its first seven contests at Wurdi Baierr Stadium tomorrow (Saturday, May 11).

With the help of the team’s new additions, Scott said there was still plenty room for improvement.

“We’ll continue to grow.

“We’ll keep working at both ends of the floor and we think we have a lot of potential for success this season.

“We’ve also come across some good opposition as well this season, which speaks to the competition as a whole as well, so we’ve got to give them credit too.”

Chargers signing Jason Reardon.

Dexter Graham has been a standout for the Chargers, with the import averaging more than 20 points per game and leading the league in assists, averaging 5.7.

Tyler Erard has started the season off strong with solid averages at the scoring end with 19.7 points per game and 3.4 assists, while Conrad Cooper is a board off averaging a double-double (10.7 points and 9.7 rebounds).

Jason Reardon also ranks in the top three across all three main statistical categories, averaging 15.3 points (third), 7.8 rebounds (third), and four assists (second).

“Dexter continues to find his way in this side and we’re really pleased with his progress,” Scott said.

“Sure, the scoring is great, but the telling statistic is the assists, leading the league last time I checked.

“That’s a reflection of sharing the ball with his teammates and being an exceptional playmaker.”

Surf Coast and Wallan tip off their Round 8 clash at 7.30pm.


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