Whit­comb siz­zles in win

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Natalie Bur­ton LAST Sun­day, it was all hap­pen­ing down at the Ben­dat Bas­ket­ball Cen­tre when the Perth Lynx took on a cham­pi­onship favourite in the Dan­de­nong Rangers.

The Rangers made a strong start and led the game in the first quar­ter, but the ta­bles were turned af­ter the Lynx girls knuck­led down and threw out some big de­fen­sive punches to take a stran­gle­hold on the game, win­ning 83-74.

Al­though the Rangers fought back in the sec­ond half and the game see-sawed, they were un­able to find an an­swer to our Amer­i­can im­port Sami Whit­comb, who daz­zled with her shoot­ing prow­ess, which will surely put her in con­tention for the Women’s Na­tional Bas­ket­ball League Player of the Week.

With 36 points and at least five fist-pumps, “Hot Hands” Whit­comb put on a show which had the crowd on their feet and sealed the deal in the Lynx hand­ing the Rangers their first loss of the sea­son.

Come along this Fri­day as we seek re­demp­tion against the only team that has walked away vic­to­ri­ous against the Lynx – last year’s cham­pi­onship run­ners-up the Bendigo Spirit.

And if watch­ing two women's bas­ket­ball teams toughing it out isn't enough to get you along, how about a danc­ing Lynx, march­ing band, smoke ma­chines, and pos­si­bly a free T-shirt? It’s a great night all round. Be there.

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