Fresh legs at home sees Lynx win

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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!

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