Turn­ing up pres­sure

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local - with Natalie Bur­ton

THE Perth Lynx were back in front of the roar­ing Red Army last Fri­day night as they clashed with the Ade­laide Light­ning for the sec­ond time in two weeks.

The first en­counter proved to be a tough bat­tle which saw the Light­ning hold on to the Lynx’s tails for the first three quar­ters be­fore suc­cumb­ing to the re­lent­less de­fen­sive pres­sure that al­lowed the Lynx to run away with the 93-85 win.

The ad­di­tion of new im­port Kayla Stan­dish saw the Light­ning get their fifth win against the Can­berra Cap­i­tals last week­end, with Stan­dish fin­ish­ing with 20 points and 10 re­bounds.

This new-look Light­ning team found com­fort in the Ben­dat Bas­ket­ball Cen­tre where the game was closely fought for four quar­ters.

De­spite the ef­forts of the Lynx’s fist-pump­ing su­per­star Sami Whit­comb, who had five three-point­ers for the game, and Bet­ni­jah Laney who con­trib­uted 15 points and 10 re­bounds, Ade­laide still kept within sin­gle-digit fig­ures.

This was mostly thanks to Lelani Mitchell's stel­lar 26-point per­for­mance, which in­spired the Ade­laide team to rally be­hind their leader and en­sure the game was fought right to the wire.

It came down to the fi­nal three min­utes when the Lynx were able to pull away and se­cure the win by eight points.

This week­end, the Lynx have a tough dou­ble-header in Queens­land against South East Queens­land Stars and the Townsville Fire, both of whom share the num­ber one po­si­tion on the lad­der with the Lynx.

Hope­fully we can come away with two wins and ce­ment our place at the top of the league.

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