- Game Night
It was a tough weekend of SBL action for Perth Lynx players Sami Whitcomb and Toni Edmondson, with both Whitcomb’s Rockingham Flames and Edmondson’s Perry Lakes Hawks eliminated from post-season action in their semi-final series deciders.
Whitcomb, the 2015/16 Perth Lynx MVP, helped the Flames throughout the three game series with Willetton, notching 51 points, 12 assists and 21 rebounds (including 14 in the series decider), but it was not to be as Rockingham fell 50-54 in Game Three.
In the other semi-final series, a three game series with her former Joondalup Wolves proved too much for Edmondson and the Perry Lakes Hawks, though the Lynx guard did her part for the Hawks with 34 points, 30 rebounds and five assists through the series.
While her Kalamunda Eastern Suns did not qualify for SBL play-offs, Carley Mijovic has been training extensively with the Perth Lynx coaching staff throughout her WNBL pre-season, with Whitcomb and Edmondson set to join her permanently this week.
In the SEABL, Tenaya Phillips’ Frankston Blues were eliminated from the playoffs by the Geelong Supercats, with the new Lynx guard scoring four points to go with two assists, six rebounds and a steal in her final game before arriving in Perth.
After a mid-season break during the Olympic Games, play has resumed in the WNBA for Lynx imports Monica Wright and Ruth Hamblin.
Hamblin pulled down one rebound in four minutes off the bench, as her Dallas Wings were defeated by the Phoenix Mercury, while Wright’s Seattle Storm have been defeated twice since returning to action.
Natalie Burton and Tessa Lavey will begin training with the Perth Lynx this week, having returned from their time with the national team at the 2016 Olympic Games.