Whitcomb: Consistency the key for Lynx

January 13, 2017 | Perth Lynx news
The Perth Lynx know that consistency on both ends of the floor will be vital to the team’s finals push, according to star guard Sami Whitcomb. “We understand the level of competition, it’s a high standard,” said Whitcomb, who leads the WNBL in scoring at 24.6 points per game. Just two games separate first and fifth on the WNBL ladder and, with the Lynx about to embark on an important road trip to face the Sydney Flames and Melbourne Boomers, every game is vital to a top four finish. Holding a 10-6 record, the Perth Lynx sat in second place on the ladder prior to the commencement of Round 14, but have not won consecutive games since early November. The team has alternated between wins and losses in each of their past nine games (going 5-4 over that time). The Lynx average 88.5 points per game this season during wins, but just 71.5ppg in losses, and Whitcomb acknowledged that consistency will be critical to the team’s final ladder position. “We understand where we’re at in this season.” “We have to take that next step, and that means when you’re up you play like you’re down.” “If we aren’t playing that way, we can’t be surprised if we don’t finish top four, which is obviously what we want to be doing.” The Perth Lynx are back in action on Saturday 21 January, when they travel to face the Sydney Flames, before a quick turnaround ahead of a meeting with the Melbourne Boomers on Sunday 22 January.