Laura Geitz
Laura Geitz

Firebirds sitting pretty at the top

WE are on the top of the ANZ Championship ladder. I say that with equal excitement and trepidation.

Don't get me wrong, I really want to shout it from the rooftops, but instead I'm keeping my focus firmly on winning every future game.

I heard Adam Scott say in an interview after winning the US Masters at Augusta, that on the day, for some reason, he was just able to stay in the zone, and that's what I mean to do. Although I note that Adam did in fact "roar" and I'll save mine for the premiership win).

What a game we had against the NSW Swifts on Monday night on their turf. Their large supporter base among the almost-sold-out 3000 crowd was cheering and willing them to win, but we held our own and took out the match 61-53.

The score doesn't characterise the struggle: The Swifts led by two points at the half-time break but we took the lead in the third quarter and kept it.

The match was a hard one-on-one game and a bit of a shock to the system, to be honest. We knew it was going to be a tough game but it tested us all.

The Firebirds have been on the road for three weeks - two of those weeks involved tripping over to New Zealand - so now for our bye week, most of us are returning home to catch up with family and friends. If you see me around, say hello.

Then, it is back to work and, at last, a home game.

We take on the Thunderbirds on Sunday, April 28, from 12.10pm. The Thunderbirds are third on the ladder, so it won't be an easy game, but this time we'll have Queensland supporters willing us to win.

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