On the back of last weekends NBL success with the Perth Wildcats claiming a record seventh NBL Championship, WA’s own Women’s NBL team the Perth Lynx start their Grand Final series on Saturday night at the Bendat Basketball Centre.
We look forward to a huge crowd at the BBC for an outstanding night of basketball and family entertainment. Make sure you get down and show your support for the Lynx and WA basketball!
Saturday 12 March
Perth Lynx v Townsville Fire
Game One (Best of Three Grand Final Series)
7:00pm tip off
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The Perth Lynx take on the Townsville Fire in game one of the WNBL Grand Final on Saturday at the Bendat Basketball Centre.
It will be the first Grand Final appearance by WA’s WNBL side since 1999.
As the Lynx won the major semi-final, they go into the game after a week break, and also have home court advantage for the series.
"We’ve prepared well, it’s been nice to have the week off, we’re injury free and feeling good," said coach Andy Stewart.
The Fire took out the season series 2-1, but the Lynx have won the last two battles with the Queenslanders.
The two sides finished first and second on the WNBL ladder.
"We know they’re a quality group and they’ll make some changes. Itll be interesting to see how we adjust to that.," he said.
"I think the fact is our girls are very focused and when you are that focused you almost don’t have room for getting nervous, or inexperience to come into your mind. That’s what we’ve worked hard on this week."
The Grand Final will boast the league’s two top scorers – Townsville’s Suzy Batkovic (20.8 points per game) and Perth’s Sami Whitcomb (19.5 points per game).
Cayla George of the Fire is also the WNBL’s top rebounder.
"We know they’re a physical group, we know we have to get ready for it. We’ve talked to the girls and we also want them to be mentally ready for it. We’ve had the bags out at training, smashing away, knowing they have some big strong post players," said Stewart.
"The strength of our team is we have contributors all over the court. We play real Lynx basketball when we have contribution from everyone.
"We really want to run it up and down the court to create a tempo we hope we can play with."
Game one of the Grand Final begins on Saturday night at the Bendat Basketball Centre with tip-off at 7pm.