BALLARAT Rush will be at full strength for Saturday night’s clash with Knox Raiders in the South East Australian Basketball League women’s south conference grand final.
Rush coach Peter Cunningham yesterday reported a clean bill of health for the team.
“There’s always some niggles at this time of year, but everyone’s right to go,” he said.
Cunningham will put his squad through its last training sessions tonight.
He’s planning to put his players through their paces for 60 to 75 minutes.
Import Nya Mason’s fitness has been of some concern since knocked a knee in a heavy fall against Dandenong in the last home and away game.
“She’s okay,” Cunningham said. “We’ve managed her well.”
He said Mason had had a light session on Tuesday, but would do the usual physically focused game-style work tonight.
Kate Willey has also been coping with some fluid on a knee for four or five weeks, but as she showed in playing 40 minutes against Hobart on Friday night nothing is going to stop her from again playing a major role in the grand final.
“There’s no way you’ll keep her off the floor,” Cunningham said.
He said international Alic Kunek and Sophie Alexander were looking after themselves after minor illnesses.