- Game Night
The Perth Lynx have recorded a historic victory, downing the Adelaide Lightning in emphatic fashion, 102-52.
The Lynx scored their first century as a new look franchise, as Toni Edmondson caught fire late to help lead the team to an impressive win.
Edmondson scored 22 points in a five minute period, from the end of the third quarter through the beginning of the fourth, including six straight three-pointers, in what was the hot streak of a lifetime.
“It’s definitely been a while since I’ve felt like that,” said the hot shooting Edmondson.
“You wonder where the next shot is coming from.”
“It was our pressure that got that win for us, all game.”
Sami Whitcomb scored 26 points before enjoying a rest throughout much of the fourth quarter, while Ruth Hamblin set a career high with seven blocks, to go with eight points and six rebounds.
“We knew we’d been training well, and it was only going to be a matter of time before we saw the fruit,” said Lynx head coach Andy Stewart after the big victory.
“We want to play that style of game, that’s what we’ve been working towards.”
“There’s a level of belief comes out of tonight.”
The Lynx shot a blistering 44.7 per cent from deep, and forced an overmatched Adelaide side into 27 turnovers, but Stewart highlighted that the team is not getting too far ahead of itself.
“(Adelaide) are a young team, they’re missing their best player, and Chris (Lucas, Lightning head coach) is doing a great job with them.”
“They don’t stop, they still kept trying to execute their stuff, so there’s good signs for them as well.”
The Perth Lynx now improve to 9-5 on the season, and will look to build towards the top of the table when they host the Sydney Flames on Friday 30 December.
Perth Lynx 102 – (Sami Whitcomb 26, Toni Edmondson 24, Carley Mijovic 15)
Adelaide Lightning 52 – (Colleen Planeta 17, Tayla Roberts 13, Chelsea Brook 4)