Lightning fight hard in their road trip to the West


MAC Adelaide Lightning travelled to the West on Friday, 20 November for a tough clash against the Perth Lynx who are currently second on the ladder in the 2015/16 WNBL season.


The Lightning lead the Lynx after the first quarter and were on the brink of their best win for the season due to an outstanding 26 points from Leilani Mitchell but the team ultimately fell short 93-85. The score not truly reflecting just how close the game was given the Lightning were just one shot away from the Lynx in the dying seconds of the game.  It was another great team effort with a number of Lightning players providing solid contributions, like Mikaela Ruef with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, Kelly Bowen (15 pts), new recruit Kayla Standish (12 pts) and Alex Ciabattoni (8 pts).


“Our game against Perth was a good and tough one with both teams shooting extremely well, said Head Coach Tracy York.


“Perth are a big and mobile team who execute well and although we were within 3 points with a minute to go we couldn’t get the stop and a 3 point play to them sealed the win,” she said.


“We shot at 51.6% which is great and would be our highest for the season but they shot at 54.5% which made the difference.”


MAC Adelaide Lightning are set to play Bendigo Spirit this Sunday, 29 November on their home court. The Lightning had their first win for the season against Bendigo who will surely be out to make amends on the weekend making this a must see game for fans. Get behind the team and head to Wayville Sports Centre for a 3pm tipoff – it would be great to see a full house of Lightning supporters. Tickets available at the door, follow MAC Adelaide Lightning on Facebook for updates.


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