Perth Lynx Struck By Lightning In OT Thriller
The Perth Lynx have suffered their second OT heartbreak for WNBL20, falling to Adelaide Lightning 86-90.
The home team were competitive for the entirety of the game, despite being without their two imports Imani McGee-Stafford and Ariel Atkins.
Captain Katie Ebzery was outstanding for the Lynx, securing her first double-double of the season. She finished with 22 points, 15 assists, seven rebounds and one steal.
Maddie Allen was solid across the board, managing eight points, eight rebounds, three assists, four steals and four blocks.
Nadeen Payne continued her strong shooting form with a team-high 22 points, including four three-pointers.
The Lynx couldn’t find the answers for Adelaide Lightning’s Brianna Turner, who tallied an impressive 26 points and 17 rebounds.
A hard-fought second half had the Lynx in foul-trouble, with Lauren Mansfield, Maddie Allen and Alison Schwagmeyer-Belger all fouling out in OT.
Coach Andy Stewart felt mixed emotions after the game.
“Proud and disappointed. Proud of the effort with us being undermanned but disappointed that we lost”
Tonight was the inaugural Pink Game for the Perth Lynx, with the team donning pink uniforms in support of Breast Cancer Care WA.
All pink game-worn jerseys are up for auction at wildcatsauctions.com, with net proceeds going to Breast Cancer Care WA.
The Perth Lynx will look to improve their 1-3 start to the season when they face Townsville Fire on Saturday November 2 at Bendat Basketball Centre.
Tickets to the game are available here.