Double-Header Preview: Sydney & Canberra
The Perth Lynx face a huge challenge when they head east to take on the Sydney Uni Flames and the Canberra Capitals this weekend.
Sitting on a record of two wins and four losses, the round could prove pivotal for the side who have dropped three of their four losses in overtime.
The Lynx will be without Imani McGee-Stafford who continues her recovery from an ankle injury.
First up is the Flames on Friday, who the Lynx have defeated twice already in 2019/20.
They last met a fortnight ago with Perth coming away with a 19-point win at home.
Katie Ebzery was dominant with 28 points while Maddie Allen and Allison Schwagmeyer-Belger led the charge on the glass with nine rebounds each.
They’ll be looking for a repeat high-intensity performance.
Tip-off is at 4pm WA time and can be streamed via the WNBL website.
Two days later, the Lynx have the tough ask of facing a fresh Canberra Capitals side.
The reigning champs, who will play their only game of the weekend against the Lynx, are a daunting prospect at the best of times.
They boast a star-studded lineup led by Kelsey Griffin who averages a double-double and WNBA star Kia Nurse who is dropping 20-plus per game, as well as Keely Froling who averages 16.1 points per game.
Perth’s defence will be tested with WNBA All-Defensive Second Team member Ariel Atkins a key factor.
Tip-off is at 2pm on Fox Sports.