The Perth Lynx have fallen to the Melbourne Boomers 63-72 in a fourth-quarter collapse on the road.
The visitors came out with fire in their bellies and trailed by just three points after the first. Maddie Allen managed six first-quarter points, while Lauren Mansfield, Katie Ebzery and Alison Schwagmeyer-Belger dropped early three-pointers to tighten up the game.
A huge second quarter by the Lynx, including nine points from Imani McGee-Stafford, had them sitting six points ahead at the halftime break.
The Boomers defence started to click in the second half, limiting the Lynx to just 11 points in the third. Their form flowed into the fourth, storming over the Lynx in a 25-10 final quarter to secure the win on their home court.
Perth’s Imani McGee-Stafford managed her second double-double for the weekend, finishing with 11 points and 11 boards.
Alison Schwagmeyer-Belger was also impressive for the Lynx, finishing with 13 points and six rebounds.
Madeleine Garrick was the Boomers’ best, managing 17 points, three rebounds and four steals, followed closely by Lindsay Allen’s 12 points, three rebounds, three assists and five steals.
The Lynx will get a chance to bounce back against the Boomers in their next game, Sunday 15 December, tip-off at 1pm WST. The Lynx will have the home-court advantage and will be looking to get back on the winners’ list. Tickets to the game available here.