Toni Farnworth: a first WNBL win for Perth Lynx but another tough week

Toni Farnworth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d474124
Toni Farnworth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d474124

IT was a tough week at training after our 0-3 start, with everyone in the team looking at how they could improve.

Another game against the Bendigo Spirit gave the team a great chance to redeem our performance from the previous weekend.

On Thursday night, the girls’ hard work paid off, coming away with a 106-79 victory.

It was a four-quarter performance with housemates Alice Kunek (23 points) and Alex Ciabattoni (22 points) leading the way offensively, getting a combined eight of 11 from the three-point line.

The defence of Natalie Burton and Sami Whitcomb on the dangerous Kelsey Griffin and Betnijiah Laney also proved crucial in the victory.

There was little time to celebrate as we were at the airport on Friday morning, headed to Melbourne to play the Boomers and their 203cm centre Liz Cambage.

Unfortunately, we just did not get the result we wanted, with the team going down in overtime, 79-77.

The game was tight with several lead changes throughout and the team showed some real grit at the defensive end.

All in all it was a much-improved week that we need to build on moving forward.

We are back at the Bendat Basketball Centre again on Friday, playing Dandenong Rangers at 6.30pm.

The game will see the return of former Lynx players Tessa Lavey and Carley Mijovic.

It will be tough encounter and we will be looking to get another win in front of our home crowd.

See you all there!

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