Another huge test awaits the Albury-Wodonga Bandits women at home on Saturday when they welcome the in-form Bendigo Braves.
Bendigo has dropped just one game all season and sit second on the ladder behind Geelong.
Bandits guard Cherise Daniel admits this is why she plays the game - to take on the best.
"I've watched a little bit of film and I know they won a championship last year," she said.
"They're obviously experienced and that's the thing you can never teach."
Centre Jessie Edwards is in the same boat and wants to impress against the league's top sides to further her chances of playing in the WNBL.
She's averaging 15 points and almost nine rebounds a game.
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"Roster wise, they've got some very talented and experienced players, so we're definitely going to have to play hard this weekend and play smart, most importantly," Edwards said.
"I'm looking to see if I can find my way into a WNBL team next season.
"It's one of my main goals basketball wise to join it.
"I really like playing at the Bandits, we have a good team, good coach and I like it in Albury too.
"There's definitely a possibility I could come back."
Daniel believes Edwards has what it takes to achieve that goal.
"She's probably just got to keep getting experience and going at them now while she has the chance," Daniel added.
The American also enjoyed watching coach Lauren Jackson in the Big Freeze at the MCG on Monday, raising funds for Fight MND.
"I was told it might come on at half-time of a footy game, so that's how I was preparing my schedule," Daniel said.
"My roommate called me and said 'it's on now' and I was at the gym and it was on my treadmill screen."
Tip-off is 6pm.
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