WNBL: Perth Lynx puts on huge second half in 85-67 win over Canberra

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

Welcome back for another Lynx update.

The weekend’s game came off the back of a nine-day break, our biggest gap between games for the season.

It gave our coach Andy Stewart a chance to make some tactical changes and test these out in practice, which could prove invaluable as the season progresses.

Up next was our game against University of Canberra.

The first half was deadlocked, as Canberra came out with energy giving themselves several second chance opportunities on the boards and led 40-38 at half time.

It was a different story after half time with the Lynx increasing the intensity, which created fast break and second chance points.

Courtney Williams was the standout in the second half, scoring 20 of her game high 26 points and going nine of 10 from the field for the half.

There was also exceptional team defence played, with the girls holding Canberra to 27 points for the second half to come away with the win, 85-67.

This week we start a series of double-header weekends – firstly in Bendigo where we play the Spirit on Friday, before we return home to play the Sydney Flames on Sunday 1pm at the Bendat Basketball Centre.

Against Sydney, we will be looking to avenge the loss from our first game of the season.

We will again be looking for all the support we can get.

See you there at The Lair!

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