WNBL: Perth Lynx given double reason to smile after successful weekend

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

Welcome back to Lynx HQ for another update.

Last week was a busy one for the team.

There was little time to rest on our laurels as we had to make the trip to Bendigo to play the Spirit on Friday night.

The game started well for the girls, jumping out to a 22-11 lead at quarter time on the back of some strong team defence.

The game continued along those lines for the next two quarters, the team making a strong scoring run in the third quarter to lead by 29 points going into the final term.

The fourth quarter gave us a chance to rest the starters, with the final score being 83-59.

The scoring load was spread evenly with four players scoring in double figures.

It was also a great game for Amanda Dowe who pulled down 12 rebounds, her best tally for the season to date.

After the great win against Bendigo it was straight back to Perth on Saturday to recover and prepare for a Sunday game against the Sydney Uni Flames.

The first half was a real arm wrestle with the Lynx leading by two at the break, but struggling to contain Sydney’s import power forward Asia Taylor.

In the second half, the girls really picked up the energy and intensity taking away Sydney’s second chance opportunities to come away with the win, 83-71.

Again it was a great all round performance from Courtney Williams with 26 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

This week we fly out to Melbourne to play two games; Thursday against the Dandenong Rangers and Sunday against the Townsville Fire.

We will be working hard to return home to Perth with two more wins.

Go Lynx!

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