Rd 10 – Lynx vs Lightning Match Report

January 8, 2024 | Adelaide Lightning news

Playing away for the first time in the new year, the Adelaide Lightning were up against the tough Perth Lynx, ready for action after a thrilling win at home.


Starting off strong, the Perth Lynx converted some tough defense into some great scores. Using a one-two-two trap up in the front court, stops were created and used for multiple scoring opportunities. On the offensive end, Emily Potter was hard to miss. Her presence in the key was crucial to the Lynx flying start, giving them a 6-0 run in the first few minutes of play. Frequently looking for cutters, the Lynx did well to share the ball and get many inside looks considering they are seen as a three-point dominant team.

Fixing up some early turnovers, the Lightning did well to compose themselves and create some great looks on the basket. With Isabelle Bourne attacking the basket hard, displaying some great footwork and tough finishes, she was able to lift the Lightnings intensity. With Brianna Turner working hard on the defensive end, she gathered a huge 11-rebounds in the first half, lowering Lynx’s chance of second chance opportunities. After some good ‘mid pick-n-roll’ action and smart offensive decisions, the Lightning brought back Lynx’s led to 6-points.


Continuing to work hard, Lightning stayed close to Lynx lead for the first part of the half. With lots of score for score action to begin, the Lightning made some great reads offensively. Leading, Isobel Borlase had an outstanding performance on the scoring end, finishing with a huge 31-points. Working hard to keep the Lightning in the game, her hard attack on the basket led to some crucial scores and some big highlights for the 19-year-old. On the defensive end, continuing her work from the first half, Brianna Turner finished the game with 17-rebounds to her name and had a big presence on the split-line. Switching to zone and constantly applying ball pressure, the Lightning worked hard till the very end to put a stop to Lynx’s run.

Even with Lightnings continued efforts throughout the whole game, the Lynx held strong. Displaying their strength through some tough defense and trapping opportunities, the Lynx gathered some big stops, converting them into composed offensive structures and scores. Continuing to look inside the paint, Emily Potter had a huge influence. Finishing with a massive double-double of 26-points and 11-rebounds, Potter was one of the biggest contributors to the Lynx victory. In saying this, the Lynx had a spread of some big stats. Anneli Maley and Meila Goodchild both just two rebounds off a double-double each and Amy Atwell with a tough 14-points. These stats were extremely hard to guard, leading the Lynx to victory.

For the Lightning fans, our next game is on the 10th of January against the Bendigo Spirit. In an away clash, our game will be streamed live on 9NOW, tip-off beginning at 4:30pm. Be sure to tune in and support our girls fighting for their next win.