It's fun to play a top team. We believe in each other and are going after it."Rush player Joy Burke
Ballarat Rush is approaching Saturday night's NBL1 women's match-up Geelong Supercats at Geelong with a nothing to lose and everything to gain attitude.
Rush will walk into Geelong confident after a courageous road win over the Frankston Blues in its latest outing.
After bouncing back from a slow start to win five out of its past six games, Rush forward Joy Burke said the team was feeling healthy and refreshed.
"We've had a great week of training and it's fun to play a top team because most people aren't going to expect you do anything great.
"We believe in each other and are going after it," she said.
Rush is the underdog against a Supercats outfit which has been on fire with 13 wins from 14 games.
Boasting an ability to get out in transition, as well as a consistent half-court game, Burke said Rush would need to contain Geelong's interior players.
"I think we match up well with them with me, Lucy Cochrane and Claire Blower," she said.
"The three of us have the height and size."
Burke said staying out of foul trouble and being "strong and smart" would be key for Rush in its attempt to secure victory.
Ballarat Basketball director of coaching Brendan Joyce echoed Burke's belief.
"I know they can't wait to get hold of Geelong and take a big scalp," he said.
"They've been getting better and now everyone is healthy and fit, So they're going to take it right up to them."