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Paxton eyeing post-season basketball as Pride enter crucial stretch

The race to make the play-offs couldn’t be tighter.

Caledonia Pride, Oaklands Wolves and Cardiff Met Archers enter the weekend with identical records, knowing that at the end of the season one of the three teams will likely miss out on a post-season berth.

The Scottish franchise welcomes BA London Lions on Saturday, in the knowledge that victory is a must. The visitors arrive having yet to win a Championship fixture, sitting firmly at the bottom of the league standings.

For Pride every game is now vital, a first foray into the play-offs tantalisingly within reach.

“This weekend, as will be the case with all our remaining fixtures, I think we just need to focus on ourselves and executing our game plan,” stated Caledonia forward Claire Paxton.

“If we can control the things that we can, work hard and play with a sense of urgency then we will put ourselves in a great position.”

The Scottish International has enjoyed a solid stretch of basketball in recent weeks, producing a string of standout performances.

“I’m starting to find my rhythm,” noted Paxton.

“Having been in and out all season with different injuries, it’s been a struggle.

“But now I feel much more comfortable.

“We’re working hard together and ready to play some big games in the post-season.”

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