SEABL: Rush gives homecourt fans plenty to cheer about | photos

BALLARAT Rush slipped into cruise mode in the South East Australian Basketball League in Ballarat on Saturday night.

Sharp shooting and strong drives early set Integra Rush up for a 69-58 victory against Canberra

But Rush never really took its game to the next level in its last home game at the MARS Minerdome for the season.

Rush coach Peter Cunningham said his players could have made a greater impact but seemed "hypnotised" by Canberra's slow and structured play.

"It is the end of a long season and we turned up and did what we had to do," Cunningham said.

"When we pushed the ball up the floor, we looked good then we seemed to drift into watching.

"It was not a bad game but we are not mature enough to have really iced it - that's the sign of a young team."

Rush surged to a six-point lead by half-way through the opening term.

The lack of a clear buffer after that limited Cunningham's chances to sub developing talent off the bench.

Sophie Alexander earned solid minutes for her 100th SEABL game.

The experienced Steph Cumming was Rush's standout with 22 points, 10 rebounds.


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