Lynx defeat Fire in thriller for seventh straight win
The Perth Lynx have delivered another impressive performance away from home, defeating the Townsville Fire in thrilling fashion, 84-79.
The Lynx and Fire battled all day, with neither side able to take control of the game: a 61-61 tie at the three-quarter-time setting up a classic finish.
Townsville took the lead on two occasions early in the final term, met both times with a response from Alice Kunek, before Sami Whitcomb and Courtney Williams combined to break the game open for the Lynx.
Whitcomb (27 points, six rebounds, six steals) was inspirational in the game, draining several enormous three-pointers in the final term to set up her team’s victory.
Both Williams (22 points) and Kunek (18 points) also put in impressive scoring performances, while Kayla Standish (seven points, nine rebounds) and Olivia Thompson (four points the final term) were critical for the Lynx down the stretch.
With the victory, the Lynx now move into a share for first place on the WNBL ladder, while also claiming the season series tiebreaker over the Townsville Fire.
The Perth Lynx next take the court on Thursday 30 November, where they will look to defeat the University of Canberra Capitals and move into outright first on the ladder – tickets are available here.
Perth Lynx 84 – (Whitcomb 27, Williams 22, Kunek 18)
Townsville Fire 79 – (Mincy 16, Batkovic 14, Murray 13)