Cyclones Tegan Cunningham will be invaluable to the Cyclones in tonight’s round 5 women’s QBL clash with Brisbane Capitals.
Cyclones Tegan Cunningham will be invaluable to the Cyclones in tonight’s round 5 women’s QBL clash with Brisbane Capitals. Chris Ison

Cyclones all about team effort

HOG'S Breath Cafe Cyclones coach Peter Trenerry believes his side has all the ingredients for a successful QBL season.

The Cyclones are currently 3-2 after five rounds of the women’s QBL competition, not exactly outstanding, but it is the chemistry within the side that Trenerry is excited about.

While the side is led by imports and WNBL players Tegan Cunningham, Nicole Romeo and Bianca Abbott, the remainder of Trenerry’s roster is filled with local talent, who have spent plenty of time on court together in underage sides.

Younger players Morgan Munson, Chloe Morrow, Grace McDougall and Mikaela King are excelling alongside the experienced trio.

Despite Abbott having to commute weekly from Brisbane to play with the team, Trenerry said the group was gelling well on court, due in part to the fact the younger girls had played a lot together as juniors.

“It’s probably taken a little bit longer than I thought it would, but all the girls are working hard to make it work,” Trenerry said.

“All the girls get along well this season, and they each bring something different to the side,” Trenerry said.

A member of last year’s QBL championship winning Rockets side, Trenerry said team cohesion was a big part of any team’s success.

“In my experience in playing with teams where we’ve won championships with the Rockets, it’s been those sides where we’re all good mates that have made the difference,” he said.

While Abbott is unavailable for tonight’s match against the Capitals, Trenerry will be looking for a repeat effort from last weekend’s stand out performer, Cunningham.

The former Adelaide Lightning forward is averaging 24 points this season for the Cyclones after a season high 36 against Townsville in round four despite injuring her ankle early in the match.

Cunningham sat out the side’s practice sessions earlier in the week, but has been given the green light for tonight’s match.

Nicole Horstman has been added to the Cyclones squad for tonight.



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