Wins scored over blood, sweat, tears

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Sport -

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Natalie Bur­ton IT was a dis­play of team­work mixed with a lit­tle bit of blood, a lot of sweat and un­for­tu­nately some tears which saw the Perth Lynx se­cure two hard fought wins over the week­end.

The first prey the Lynx set their sights on was the Dan­de­nong Rangers in front of the ever sup­port­ive Red Army on Fri­day night.

Al­though it was only a mat­ter of four days be­tween games, the Lynx came ready to play, thanks in large part to the ef­forts put into re­cov­ery and load man­age­ment through­out the week.

Right from the tip-off the Lynx took the lead and al­though it didn't ever stretch to dou­ble fig­ures, it was held through­out the rest of the game.

The Rangers made some gal­lant ef­forts to get back into the game, but the non-stop hard work and hustle from the Lynx proved to be too over­whelm­ing and the first win of the week­end was ticked off for the home team. The fi­nal score was 83-66.

A nice early morn­ing flight awaited the Lynx as the jour­ney to Bendigo be­gan the next day.

The Bendigo Spirit are the only team to hand the Lynx their two losses for the sea­son so far, so the Lynx were on the prowl for some much de­served re­venge.

With three weeks of train­ing and games un­der their belts, it quickly be­came clear to the Bendigo crowd that the Lynx were a com­pletely dif­fer­ent team to that which last faced the Spirit and suf­fered de­feat.

Of­fences were ex­e­cuted with fi­nesse and poise, and de­fen­sive pres­sure was hard and re­lent­less.

The Lynx took a 17-point lead into the sec­ond half, and al­though the dif­fer­ence was brought back to only seven points, the Lynx dug their claws in deep and weath­ered the storm to come away with a 13-point win.

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