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Fever Defense Stepping Up

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - This weekend, the Tri-Cities Fever are taking a fifteen hour bus ride to Fresno, where they will meet Central Valley.
The Fever are suddenly a team that nobody wants to play. They've won four of their last five to improve to 4-5 on the season. The defense, once a weakness of the Fever, has come up big lately, forcing seven turnovers in the last two games. Four of those came Saturday in the home win over Boise.
"The guys understand now," said Coach Cedric Walker. "They believe in what we're doing. They understand what the offense is giving them. It's also helping that we're getting a lot of help in our pass rush. Plus Charles Ealy has had two great weeks. It's good to be like that, but we got a long way to go."
They'll be challenged again Saturday at Central Valley. The Coyotes offense scores 51 points per game, ninth-best in the AF2.