Perth Lynx vs Adelaide Lightning – Sunday Preview


The Perth Lynx look for their first back-to-back victory of the season when they host the Adelaide Lightning on Sunday 30 October at the Bendat Basketball Centre.

In the midst of their first home stand of the 2016/17 WNBL season, the Lynx have enjoyed a fantastic week on the training track according to Andy Stewart.

“It’s been huge for us.”

“After a disrupted pre-season and a lot of travel, to be able to get this time has almost been like having another pre-season this week.”

The Lynx used a stirring comeback to defeat the Canberra Capitals in their most recent game, and have developed a habit of roaring back into games this season, but will focus on a strong start this weekend against the Lightning.

“They’ve been really competitive,” said Stewart of Sunday’s opponent.

“We’re quite wary of them.”

With an interrupted start to the season hopefully behind his team, Stewart outlined his high expectations for his guard rotation against Adelaide.

“For the first time we’ve got one (a rotation).”

“Tessa (Lavey) is not on limited minutes, we have no injuries, we’ve got four or five girls that can really get after it.”

“We feel like we’re back to somewhere near where we were last year, with regard to our tempo and our pressure defence.”

Ruth Hamblin, who has been a force on the interior in the early stages of the season, and Sami Whitcomb, the league’s leading scorer, enjoyed terrific practices this week, and are building well ahead of this weekend’s clash with the Lightning.

“I think Ruth’s gotten better every game; she has raw talent and the potential is huge.”

“We did a little bit of testing this week, and Sami had to win.”

“That just sets an example for the rest of the group that no matter what drill it is, you get after it.”

The Perth Lynx host the Adelaide Lightning on Sunday 30 October at the Bendat Basketball Centre, with tip-off set for 1:00pm.

You can watch the game live on the official Perth Lynx YouTube channel.

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