Vixens look to get back on winners list

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The Melbourne Vixens will be looking for redemption when they take on West Coast Fever in Round 4, after last week's draw against the NSW Swifts.

After letting the Round 3 match slip away in the final minutes, the Vixens will be out to prove a point this week.

The Vixens have a remarkable record against the Fever, winning 16 of their 18 encounters.

When they last played, in Round 12 of the former national league, the Vixens were victorious, defeating the Fever 60 – 55.

The Fever have struggled this season, after losing many of their star players, including Captain Ashleigh Brazill and Diamonds’ shooter Caitlin Bassett, during the off-season.

Looking for their first win of the 2017 season, the Fever will come-out hard against the Vixens.

The Fever have an experienced shooting combination - captain Natalie Medhurst and former Vixen Kate Beveridge, who played her 150th national league game last round.

Vixens’ defender Emily Mannix said working on their defensive connections and continuing their work from the start of the season is key to confining the shooting pair.

“I think they [Fever shooters] have a lot of height back there as well… It’s just being smart with that and playing to our strengths.”

Mannix said that the standard of competition this season is high.

“I think all the teams are quite level and as you can see from last week’s game, anything can happen,” Mannix said.

“Every game we’ve played so far has been right up there in terms of intensity.”

The match begins at 7pm at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, with the ANL match between the Victorian Fury and Western Sting a curtain raiser to the match.

Live on GEM, beginning at 7pm ADST, Saturday 11 March.

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