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Willo's Wisdom

Dousing the Flames will be easier after our big break

Refreshed, ready and raring to go. That's the mood around Capitals camp as we look forward to a one-game-a-week schedule for the rest of the season, with most of those at home.

Up until Christmas it seemed like we hadn't been home, just double road trip after double road trip, and we were tired.

We did our hard slog early, and we can't be happier with the run home we have.

I don't think there is any question we need to beat the Sydney Flames tonight to be any chance of making a charge toward the finals.

We certainly learned several lessons in our home loss to the Flames last month, particularly in the first half.


They were all over us early, it felt like chalk and cheese, and it seemed like we weren't even in the same league.

When you give a team like them a 15-point lead, you're going to make it extremely difficult to come back in the second half.

Tonight we have to make sure we capitalise on our height advantage a lot more effectively.

Sydney is probably quicker than us, but with its key forward Eva Afeaki out the side is a little undersized in the paint against our big girls in Marianna Tolo and Brigitte Ardossi.

Brigitte was sensational in our loss to Bulleen just before Christmas, which we really feel can be a momentum changer for us in the run home.

In the last quarter I was losing my mind cheering from the bench, she pulled out so many tough shots and in defence she was just about everywhere.

I've been in her ear telling her we need another one of those performances tonight if we're going to stop Sydney.

Capitals guard Carly Wilson is in her 13th season of the WNBL.