Flyers target defence, Bishop as WNBL resumes

“We would have liked to cover that off by now,” Chambers said on Friday. “But it’s one of those things that just takes time to drill.”

Flyers stars Leilani Mitchell and Jenna O’Hea joined Chambers and the Australian Opals for their successful pre-qualifying campaign in Malaysia last weekend, and both should be in the side to face Townsville.

The Flyers beat the Fire in Melbourne in round one but Townsville star Abby Bishop missed that game due to concussion, so she will pose some problems for the visitors when teamed with Darcee Garbin and import Bridget Carleton.

Abby Bishop, right, poses a threat to the Flyers. Credit:Jamila Toderas

“Abby is getting better every week, she will be a handful,” Chambers said.

“We will have a plan for her and we hope to limit her touches and her effectiveness.”

While import centre Mercedes Russell has been a constant presence for the Flyers in the paint, Chambers hopes to see O’Hea and Sara Blicavs continue to grab their share of rebounds and not let the Fire have an advantage inside.

“If we can limit their chances and get ourselves some second chance baskets then it will make things more difficult for them,” Chambers said.

Southside Flyers play Townsville Fire in Townsville on Saturday at 7pm AEDT.


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