Marianna Tolo thinks the Southside Flyers have a reason to feel a little scared, because Dandenong holds no demons for the Canberra Capitals.
The Canberra co-captain says the Capitals will adopt a fearless attitude as they hit the road for game one of the WNBL grand final series against the Southside Flyers on Sunday.
It comes as the club waits on a response from the WNBL having answered to a breach notice for Tolo and Keely Froling's public criticism of the league.
Capitals officials suspect the WNBL will issue a statement on the matter with Tolo and Froling facing fines for voicing their frustration after Melbourne's Sophie Cunningham escaped a suspension heading into the third semi-final earlier this week.
The Capitals beat the Flyers by 19 and 24 points during their two regular season road trips to Dandenong Stadium, while Southside claimed the spoils in a tense six-point win when they came to Canberra.
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Tolo says two big road wins over the top-seeded Flyers, who are set to welcome back captain Jenna O'Hea from a wrist injury, are a massive confidence boost.
"That's huge. I hope they're scared because we have a lot of confidence going into that game after beating them by a lot at their home court," Tolo said.
"There's not much else you can do to prepare yourself in that way against a team we match up against pretty well.
"It'll be a good challenge for us. This one is even more special because of how many things we have had to overcome over the season.
"Players have been in and out, not having [Kristy Wallace], not having Mikaela Ruef, if we could have had those two players it would have been huge.
"Personally, every championship is different and my role is now as a leader.
"It adds a little bit more pressure, but we all have confidence in each other that we can play and that's what we've got to do when we get onto the court."
Capitals rookie Gemma Potter will miss the grand final series after suffering a grade three ankle sprain.
It is a bitter pill to swallow for the 18-year-old in her lone WNBL campaign before heading to the United States to link up with the University of California, Los Angeles, in college basketball.
Her absence against the Boomers in the deciding semi-final left coach Paul Goriss to rely heavily on his starting five and Keely Froling.
But he did turn to young gun Lily Scanlon for a short shift to ease the load on his starting guards.
Now the Capitals mentor is confident his bench players are ready to play their role as Canberra set their sights on back-to-back titles.
"We couldn't play everyone 40 minutes [in the semi-final]," Goriss said.
"We had to make some guard rotations [with Scanlon], because with the way Oli [Epoupa] and Maddy [Rocci] play, they leave everything out on the court.
"They play with great speed and energy, and I knew I had to give them a break at some stage.
"I have faith and trust in all of the bench, that when their time is called they're going to be ready."
WNBL GRAND FINAL FIXTURE
Sunday March 1: Game one - Southside Flyers v Canberra Capitals at Dandenong Stadium, 5pm.
Wednesday, March 4: Game two - Canberra Capitals v Southside Flyers at AIS Arena, 7.30pm.
Sunday, March 8: Game three - Southside Flyers v Canberra Capitals at Dandenong Stadium, 1pm.