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Lightning Looking To Improve Ahead Of Derby

After celebrating an emphatic 80 goal win against Fever on Sunday, Sunshine Coast Lightning believe there are still improvements to be made.

Preparations for the round three derby against Queensland Firebirds are in full swing but the home side is mindful that this week’s opponent play a different style of defence to their West Coast Rivals.

“You’ve always got to be mindful that last week is last week and you’ve got to look forward,” Stephanie Wood said.

“Firebirds are a completely different team to what Fever are, so we’ve got to do our homework on how they play so we’re prepared and we don’t get caught napping.”

Don’t miss out. Secure your tickets now! Sunshine Coast Lightning take on the Queensland Firebirds live at Brisbane Entertainment Centre from 1pm on Sunday.

Assistant Coach Kylee Byrne said there was a lot more to the win than a standout performance by one or two players.

While Peace Proscovia shot 48 from 54 attempts before Cara Koenen took to the court in the final quarter to convert 14 goals with 17 attempts, it is the delivery of the ball that should energise fans.

The excitement in attack was the result of the entire group functioning better together.

“We really honed in on our attacking side of our game and I don’t think it actually would have mattered what shooter was there – we had to fix what was happening out the front,” Byrne said.

“We can’t expect the same that we did again.

“There’s areas we want to improve, there were only 11 losses in the game but there are some in there that shouldn’t have happened.

“Where Fever were quite one on one, the Firebirds have some different defensive structures and we’ll look at that later in the week – a bit more physical than what Fever would have presented to us.

Don’t miss out. Secure your tickets now! Sunshine Coast Lightning take on the Queensland Firebirds live at Brisbane Entertainment Centre from 1pm on Sunday.