Fresh legs at home sees Lynx win
Natalie Burton THE Perth Lynx made their long awaited return to the Bendat Basketball Centre last Friday after four gruelling games on the road over the past two weekends.
In front of a buzzing red army crowd, the Lynx matched up against the South East Queensland Stars for the second time in two weeks.
The first encounter occurred in Queensland after the Lynx lost to Townsville the night before.
The Lynx battled that game out despite it being the second game in 24 hours and came away with a 20point win.
Now add the home court advantage and fresh legs for the Lynx and you could be sure of a good game to entertain the Perth basketball faithful.
The top-of-the-table Lynx didn't disappoint, coming out on fire and withstanding plenty of knocks and hits to take an early lead that was held throughout the first half.
The Stars definitely didn't go down without a fight as they kept the score within 10 points to head into half-time.
The second half looked to be just as much of a fight as the Stars mixed up their defensive tactics to try and confuse the Lynx and force turnovers.
However, thanks to contributions from every single Lynx team member both in offence and defence, the unrelenting pressure was too much for the Stars to handle.
The Lynx stretched the lead to 20 points in the last quarter and held on to it comfortably to the siren.
The Perth Lynx will be back at the Bendat Basketball Centre this Friday for the final game before the Christmas break.
What a great Christmas present another win will be.
See you there!