KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Tri-Cities Fever will look to close the game better Sunday when they head to the west side to take on the Seattle Timberwolves.
Too many times this season, the Fever have struggled late in games to finish teams off. Against Colorado 3 weeks ago, they lost the lead in the last minute.
Against Fairbanks, they didn't score in the 2nd half. And against Wenatchee Valley they were outscored 30-7 in the 4th quarter.
So, what is happening late in games?
"I think a lot of it is that we are tired," said head coach Adam Shackleford. "It has been 11 weeks without a bye. We've got to get healthy earlier in the week, do the right things and make sure we finish football games. It's not an excuse, we've got to go out and do it."
"I think a lot of it has to do with us being comfortable with the lead," said quarterback Houston Lillard. "We think we are talented and that's enough. We have to know our roles and be disciplined and run the offense according to what Coach wants us to do."