MOTIVATED: The Ipswich Flyers are on target to claim this year’s Mt Franklin Challenge.
MOTIVATED: The Ipswich Flyers are on target to claim this year’s Mt Franklin Challenge. Rob Williams

Flyers shooting for challenging crown

THERE is no doubt the Ipswich Flyers are hungry for success in the Mount Franklin Challenge.

But it is possible coach Tricia McInally is every bit as hungry for success as her players.

That is despite top spot on the ladder and a comfortable win last week over SEMMNA.

"The last quarter was our best," McInally said of the win.

"Liz Hales shot really well.

"That's got to be one of our main attributes.

"Our shooters are starting to come to the fore."

Ipswich was up by 10 in the third quarter before almost doubling that in the final term.

"We probably had more on the bench than they did," the coach said.

"We're a pretty confident team.

"We step on to the court thinking we're going to win."

Which is why McInally is still ruing the solitary loss of the season so far, to Metro Districts.

They have also had one draw but given that was against the next best team, MacGregor, it was more palatable than the lost to Metro.

"We drew with MacGregor after we were up the whole way," McInally said.

"But losing to Metro was really annoying.

The Flyers have an untimely two-week break before competition resumes.

But the second of their three-match run to the finals is against Metro and the Flyers will want to rectify what happened against them last time.

It shapes as the perfect chance for the team to find its finals edge.

In the meantime, McInally has the task of maintaining the team's competitive edge with no games to play.

"I have to find new things to keep them interested," McInally said.

"I don't ever do the same training session more than once.

"I need new ideas to keep them motivated."



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