Lynx defeat Boomers in furious comeback


The Perth Lynx have overcome a fourth quarter deficit to claim a crucial road victory, downing the Melbourne Boomers 88-85 at the State Basketball Centre in Victoria.

Despite shooting well over 50 per cent from the field from wire-to-wire, the Lynx trailed for much of the second half, and at one point were staring down an eight-point deficit in the final period.
Trailing by six points with four minutes remaining, it was a jump shot by Kisha Lee which helped spark a 9-0 run for the Lynx, while Carley Mijovic’s fifth triple of the evening saw the Lynx claim an 82-79 lead which they would never hand back.

Mijovic was again stunning on the offensive end, tallying 27 points while also adding six rebounds and a block, while Sami Whitcomb (16 points, five assists) and Monica Wright (13 points, four assists) combined for 14 points in the final term to help boost the Lynx to victory.

The Lynx finished with 51 per cent shooting form the floor, including 40 per cent shooting from deep, and enjoyed a slight edge on the glass, outrebounding the Boomers 39-36.

Having played three straight road games to begin the season, the Perth Lynx have fought hard for their 2-1 record, and will find themselves in enemy territory once more before returning to home soil, with the team set to take on the Dandenong Rangers tomorrow afternoon at 2pm WST.

Perth Lynx 88 – (Carley Mijovic 27, Sami Whitcomb 16, Monica Wright 13)

Melbourne Boomers 85 – (Brittany Smart 19, Madeleine Garrick 14, Olivia Thompson 12)

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