Despite sitting 16th on the NBL1 women's conference ladder, The Ballarat Rush is optimistic it can turn things around in time for the post-season.
The Rush recorded its first win last week with an impressive victory over the Eltham Wildcats.
And the team will look to make it two-straight against Basketball Australia's Center of Excellence at the Minerdome on Saturday in game one of a three-game home-stand.
"Everyone is a little bit happier, getting a win feels good and we want to keep that momentum going," said Ballarat Rush forward Olivia Hackmann.
The Rush will face a desperate team on Saturday which, similar to the Rush last week, is still looking for its first win.
Hackmann believes the match will be a hotly contested encounter.
"We've been in that situation where we haven't won, and for us it amplified everything, and we know they're going through the same thing," she said.
"We've been in their position, and we've got to figure out a way to hold them off."
Following last week's win, Ballarat Basketball Director of Coaching Brendan Joyce said this week's home match-up provided a great opportunity for the squad to build momentum.
He believes anything is possible for the rest of the season.
"They've got three home games in a row and if they win those all of a sudden they're four and six and they're right in the mix of making the playoffs, and who knows what could happen?" he said.