Pulse coach defends Locke over loss

By Ripeka Timutimu
  • Wellington
  • South Island

The Wellington Pulse Coach, Tanya Dearns has defended one of her most senior players after a demeaning loss to the Southern Steel, 67-54, last Sunday.

Pulse player Chelsea Locke was guilty of losing the ball in the attacking end for her team, but Dearns says she's put in the hard yards this week to put out a better performance against the Canterbury Tactix this Sunday, "She knows full well that she didn't have a great game, and she knows she’s talked about wanting to make sure her trainings this week were error-free"

Locke was brought in to the Pulse this season to boost the attacking end for the Wellingtonians. However, Jodi Browns departure from injury required Locke to step up as senior player to shooters Maia Wilson and Amerliaranne Wells. Dearns is confident she's back on track, "Considering the amount of time she touches the ball, she doesn't make that many mistakes. The Steel game was one out of the box, just 7 or 8 crucial passing errors that were just misjudgements and shes professional enough to fix that"

Our reporter Ripeka Timutimu has more on Te Kāea tonight at 530pm.