Lightning strike twice

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MAC Adelaide Lightning made it two from two after securing wins against both Sydney Uni Flames and Dandenong Rangers this past weekend.

With a comfortable 94-67 win under their belt after defeating the Flames in Sydney on Friday, Adelaide managed to keep their momentum and fought hard to come from a 17 point deficit moments before three quarter time to seal the two point win against Dandenong Rangers at home on Sunday.

“It was a fantastic effort in Sydney on Friday and a great come from behind win yesterday to make it two from two for the weekend,” said Lightning Head Coach, Tracy York.

Leilani Mitchell had a stand out game Friday, posting 30 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and new import, Kayla Standish made her mark with 26 points, 4 rebounds in a physical four quarters of basketball.

“Solid team defence and attacking offence for four quarters on Friday set up an excellent win,” said Tracy.

Yesterday was the most exciting game of the Lightning’s season topped off by Leilani Mitchell floating a left hand lay-up in traffic to put the Lightning up by two points with under a second to go on the game clock.

Mitchell and Standish scored 16 and 12 points respectively and Mikaela Ruef contributed a strong 19 points, 6 rebounds to the 72-70 total score, but it was a great team effort that lead to the Lightning shutting down the Rangers scoring late in the game while dropping important buckets in offence.

“The girls are working hard and backed each other yesterday, never giving up.”

The crowd witnessed a great game at Titanium Security Arena and they certainly generated a lot of noise in support of the team in such a large venue. It’s that sort of support that the team will enjoy when the Lightning are back at Wayville Sports Centre for the game against SEQ this Sunday, 13 December.

Tipoff is 3pm and tickets are available on the door.

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