Demons back on home court

Basketball

GRIFFITH'S men's and women's MIA League sides will be at close to full strength tomorrow night when the Demons return to West End Stadium for the first time in nearly a year.

Fresh off the weekend bye, the Demons have back-to-back home games over the next two weeks and will entertain Narrandera on Saturday.

The top-of-the-table men's side will welcome back key men Dean Spratt and Todd Howard after the pair missed last week's visit to Leeton.

Griffith star Steve McCanna said the vibe at training has been electric and the team is ready to tear into the Knights tomorrow night.

"We'll probably be able to field our strongest side, which is positive," he said.

"With two home games coming up it's really good timing.

"I don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves but the way we trained, and with the side we've got, we should be able to really put Narrandera to the sword.

"The boys are really keen and I'm pretty pumped to be playing at home again."

The Demons can stitch up a home final with wins against the Knights and the Eagles, who faced off on the weekend at Narrandera with the visitors getting up in a 47-45 nailbiter.

Griffith's women's side has struggled so far this season, losing both games in the absence of several senior players and a lack of regular training.

But Sandra Graham, Jess Hill, Kylie Pastro, Maddie Testoni and Jess Spence will all return tomorrow night, filling the Demons with hope of taking the game to Narrandera.

"We do have a pretty strong side. We've got a few more older, experienced players coming back this week," Spence said. "All the seniors have been pretty busy and we've had to fill in with a few juniors who aren't quite at their level yet.

"It was a bit tough but this week should be a closer game."

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