Perth Lynx vs Melbourne Boomers – Sunday preview


The Perth Lynx are looking to become the first team in the WNBL to win three consecutive games this season, when they host the Melbourne Boomers on Sunday 6 November.

The Lynx and Boomers have met once already this season, with Perth claiming a hard-fought road victory, 88-85.

Carley Mijovic starred that day with 27 points, including five three-pointers, while Melbourne used an even spread of points to keep themselves in a tight affair.

“Every team wants to protect their home,” said Lynx head coach Andy Stewart ahead of the clash.

“You feel more comfortable, you don’t have to travel, you get to train a little bit more.”

Sami Whitcomb is enjoying an incredible run of form, leading the league in points, points per game and steals, while ranking second behind teammate Carley Mijovic in three pointers made.

An even spread of scoring has earned the Boomers a 3-3 record in the early stages of the season, while the visitors will also be buoyed by the emergence of centre Chante Black, who missed the prior meeting between the teams.

“I think both of us, now that we’re a few more weeks down the track, will be slightly different.”

“(Chante Black) will be a completely different look for us.”

The Lynx will be without Tenaya Phillips, with the lively guard set to miss several weeks with a lower-leg injury, while Kisha Lee will be required to pass a final concussion test before suiting up.

“Tenaya is a vital part of what we’re trying to build.”

“It’s going to be difficult to replace her.”

A Lynx victory could see the home side finish the round in outright first position, while Melbourne could join a group of teams in first place should they take the points.

The Perth Lynx host the Melbourne Boomers on Sunday 6 November at the Bendat Basketball Centre, with tip-off scheduled for 2pm.

Tickets are available here, with the game also being streamed live.

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