Thursday, 7 June 2007 2:47 PM

Coach Burns Cancels Game Two against Honiara Selects

Solomon Islands men's senior basketball coach, Ryan Burns, says he will not risk any injury by having another trial against the Honiara select.

"To avoid injuries at this time we will not play any further trials against the Honiara select prior to the tour to Australia," says the senior coach.

Burns describes the team's encounter as a very hard and physical game. "It was a tough and intensive game. Defense was excellent and from my assessment there is room for improvement," said Burns. "The team has a lot of talent like point guard Junior Gwali. His attitude is good and he's very athletic and a very good ball handler."

Burns is also happy with the services of Allan and Mose who are both quite experienced, giving a boost for the new and young talents.

"Waige Turueke's inclusion is encouraging because of the level he is exposed to," says Burns. "He will play for the Arizona University when he gets back to the US."

Anthony Prince will meet the team in Australia while talks are still underway with Fiji based sports scholar Trevor Kaitu'u.