Road trip has ups and downs
THE Perth Lynx racked up some more frequent flyer points last weekend as they went on the road for the final two games of a testing four games in eight days road trip.
This time it was to Melbourne to play the Dandenong Rangers who were feeling a buzz coming off their 20-point win over second on the ladder Sydney Flames the previous week.
Despite knowing the Rangers would come out firing and pumped up, the Lynx failed to match their intensity in the first quarter after getting off to a slow start. The second quarter showed improvement from Lynx defence, which helped the flow of offence, but Dandenong were still able to go into half time with a seven-point lead.
The Lynx managed to come back from a 10-point deficit in the final minutes of the last quarter, but it was too little too late and they ended up going down by an agonising two points.
It’s tough to lose such tight games, but it was a reminder to the girls how important it is to be ready to play right from the tip off.
With this lesson in mind, the Lynx took to the court the following night for the second game of the weekend against the Melbourne Boomers.
While it wasn’t a start that saw the Lynx take a big lead, it was enough to keep the score relatively even throughout the first half. Up until half time, both teams battled it out but the second half was a different story.
The Lynx continued their relentless defence forcing the Melbourne side to crack under the pressure as they struggled to keep up with our fast-paced style of game. After a lot of hard work, the Lynx came away with a 10-point win to keep the top place on the ladder.
The Lynx can now recover and get back into a routine with two home games before the Christmas break.
We’re looking forward to some home crowd support this Friday at the Bendat Basketball Centre.