WNBL: Perth Lynx extend winning run to 7 with away double over Dandenong and Townsville

Perth Lynx's Toni Farnworth.
Perth Lynx's Toni Farnworth.

Welcome back again for another Lynx update.

Now into a very busy stretch of our schedule, the team was off to Melbourne on Wednesday to play two games.

The first was on Thursday against the Dandenong Rangers and the second Sunday against the Townsville Fire.

The game against Dandenong was a tough struggle with the Lynx leading by just three (56-53) at three-quarter time.

However, the last quarter proved to be decisive, with the girls winning the quarter 18-9 to take the game 74-62.

It was the guards who provided the bulk of the scoring punch with Courtney Williams, Sami Whitcomb and Alice Kunek combining to score 49 of the team’s points, while on the defensive side of the ball it was a very strong team performance with all of Dandenong’s offensive threats well contained.

During the two day break in Melbourne before our game against Townsville I got some good news as I was cleared to play my first game of the season.

It was a long nine weeks of rehab, so I was more than a little excited being able to join the team back out on the court again.

Now to the important business; the game against Townsville for a share of first spot on the table.

And a great game it was, with no team able to get any real separation until the final quarter, when Sami Whitcomb stamped herself on the game sinking a pair of huge threes.

From there, the girls managed to hold on and take the game 84-79.

This week we are back home at the Bendat Basketball Centre on Thursday at 6.30pm to play the Canberra Capitals.

We will be looking to extend our current winning streak to eight games and will need all the support we can get.

See you all there!

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