- Game Night
The Perth Lynx have enjoyed another big victory at home, defeating the Melbourne Boomers in resounding fashion, 90-59.
The Lynx started with a 15-0 run, and led by as much as 28 points in the first half, keeping control of the contest to earn a third consecutive victory.
Sami Whitcomb (21 points, four steals) and Carley Mijovic (20 points, six rebounds) continued their hot shooting, while Kisha Lee (11 points, three rebounds) and Toni Edmondson (16 points) set season highs scoring the ball.
“Right throughout the whole squad, everybody came in and made a contribution,” said Lynx head coach Andy Stewart.
“We just try to set a tempo right from the start, and if you’re open you shoot it; that’s the way we wanted to play offense.”
All five starters scored during the 15-0 opening run, and the Lynx continued to spread the workload across the board in the runaway victory.
The Lynx shot 50 per cent from the floor and forced the Boomers into 20 turnovers, while consistent effort on the offensive glass helped swing the game towards the home side.
“I feel like we came together,” said Lynx centre Natalie Burton.
“We switched on defence, and it worked tonight; we were all on the same page.”
Burton was clinical on the offensive glass, tallying seven boards and controlling several more to teammates, while fellow centre Ruth Hamblin pulled down 11 rebounds to go with three blocks.
The Perth Lynx now move to 5-2 on the season, and remain tied with the Bendigo Spirit atop the WNBL ladder.
After becoming the first team this season to win three consecutive games, the Lynx look to extend their streak when they hit the road to take on the Adelaide Lightning on Saturday 12 November.
Perth Lynx 90 – (Sami Whitcomb 21, Carley Mijovic 20, Toni Edmondson 16)
Melbourne Boomers 59 – (Brittany Smart 16, Madeleine Garrick 14, Kelly Bowen 10)