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Star plan to get back to winning ways, says O'Neill

By Staff Reporter

Belfast Star will aim to return to winning form today when they clash with Killester in the National Basketball Arena. After a victory in their opening All Ireland Superleague match the Belfast men have been hit by two narrow defeats and it won't be an easy task against the Dubliners who have the evergreen and prolific Jermaine Turner in their ranks.

           

Star head coach Darren O'Neill has no doubt where they need to improve.

"We need to put the ball in the basket, it's as simple as that. We need to be more clinical, the guys have to handle the pressure when their chance comes," said O'Neill.

"Jermaine is a big threat and it's not a case of stopping him but limiting him because even at 42 he's some player. They are missing Keith Anderson which is a blow to them but they have a lot of quality so we know it's going to be a tough task.

"But we go with confidence because we have been playing well and we just want to try and make sure that we give ourselves better opportunities to score, that we make a better transition from defence to offence.

"It's going to help that we're playing in a neutral venue."

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