Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

It'll Take All Seven on Court Watch out Firebirds, We Are Just Getting Started

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

It'll Take All Seven on Court Watch out Firebirds, We Are Just Getting Started

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NETBALL: Goal attack Stephanie Wood believes her combination with "the world's best goal shooter" Caitlin Bassett will only improve, as Sunshine Coast Lightning prepares to do battle with the Queensland Firebirds at USC on Sunday.

Lightning earned its second win in successive weeks with a 15-goal drubbing of West Coast in Perth on Friday night, where Wood and Bassett - who earned her third-straight MVP award - dominated at the attacking end.

Some pundits claimed Wood, who impressed in just her third game back from injury, had all but cemented her place in the Australian side, which will be named after the Suncorp Super Netball season.

"My focus at the moment is only on Lightning and getting us wins in Super Netball ... it's in the back of your mind sometimes, but if you're playing great for your club that stuff will come later," Wood said.

"Overall I was happy with how I played and definitely with the volume of shots I got (22 from 24) but I definitely have some things I need to improve on in defence. …

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