Parramatta Basketball has lost all three games of a triple-header night at the Auburn Basketball Centre on Saturday night, in Round Eleven of the 2012 Waratah Championship and State League basketball competitions.
Whilst the Wildcats would start underdogs in all three games, it was still disappointing to see how easily the Bruins teams won their respective games, beginning with State League men.
The Bruins led 30-19 at the end of the first quarter and never let up from that moment of the game, eventually winning by 81-74 in spite of a whirlwind finish from the Wildcats.
Game two featured the top-of-the-ladder Lady Bruins against the winless Wildcats women in a Championship League game and this was all one way traffic, from the opening whistle to the final hooter - the Bruins winning 88-27.
The final game of the night was the last opportunity for the Parramatta Association to grab some much-needed success and the Wildcats Championship League men looked very competitive through the first two quarters, trailing narrowly (45-44) at the half time break.
It all began to unravel for the Wildcats from the start of the third term, with the Bruins gradually easing away to lead 65-56 at the end of the period of play, then continuing to make all the running in the final term to record a 88-70 win.
Parramatta head coach Merve Tait acknowledged his young women's team were never in contention against the powerful Lady Bruins but his disappointment in the performance of his men's team was palpable.
"We (Wildcats) had a disrupted week of training, with only six players at each session and the four players who were on the Australian Chinese Basketball Association tour in China arriving back late".
"I have to take my hat off to Bankstown - they were excellent" said Tait.
"We didn't accomplish our defensive assignments and I'll be stressing at training this week we need a much better effort against Newcastle this Saturday".
The two Parramatta Championship League teams host the Newcastle Hunters this Saturday, with the women's game tipping off at 3pm and the men's game at 5pm.
State League Men: Bankstown Bruins 81 (John Blake 21 points, Adrian Crow 17, Matthew Caddy 10) def Parramatta Wildcats 74 (Charles Bloemen 18 points, John Mantua 13, John Chaumont 13)
Championship League Women: Bankstown Bruins 88 (Ellie Junod 22 points, 9 boards; Kellie Butt 14 points; Jamie-Lee Samuels 12; Adrienne Gilbert 11; Mirinda Reed 10 points, 10 boards) def Parramatta Wildcats 27 (Emma Bramston 6 points)
Championship League Men: Bankstown Bruins 88 (Jason Cadee 27 points, 7 boards; Mohamed Gasham 10 points; Dalibor Nonkovic 10; Mark Franco 10; Nathaniel Musters 13 boards) def Parramatta Wildcats 70 (Goran Veg 20 points, 16 boards; Adi Causevic 13 points, Tyrone Davey 10)