Mia Murray believes last week’s clash against SEQ leaves the JCU Townsville Fire well equipped to face off against Perth on Saturday night at Townsville RSL Stadium.
Earlier this week, the Fire’s vice-captain noted the similarity in style between the Lynx and the Stars, who both own a place in the top-four.
“It’s probably a good thing we played South East Queensland, they play a similar type of style (to the Lynx),” Murray said.
“They’re really up-tempo, very offensive orientated and they like to hurry you up on the defensive end.
“So it’s great that we had that type of game in preparation for Perth.
“It’s important not to get caught up in that tempo, going shot for shot and score for score. We were able to beat their full court press and set up our own offences and execute down the stretch.”
Having won their past three games in succession, the Fire are just a win away from snatching top spot off the Lynx, but are taking nothing for granted.
“It was a real confidence boosting weekend for the group and puts us in really great stead for a really tough game on Saturday night,” Murray said.
Having re-branded over winter, Murray praised the Lynx, who are a completely different outfit this season, and is fully aware of the talent at their disposal.
“They are a very different team this year,” Murray said.
“They’re very aggressive, shooting the lights out. They’ve got a couple of players that can shoot from anywhere.
“They’ve done the work in the off season, did some great recruiting and have found themselves in the top two.”
The JCU Townsville Fire host the Lynx from 7pm on Saturday night at Townsville RSL Stadium.
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