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In the Centre: Not the best way to start season, but Perth Lynx remain confident

Maddie AllenSound Telegraph
Perth Lynx's Maddie Allen.
Camera IconPerth Lynx's Maddie Allen. Credit: Perth Lynx/Facebook

When the Sound Telegraph asked me if I’d be interested in writing a Women’s National Basketball League column after our games this year, I jumped at the chance.

As a new player on the Perth Lynx, I saw it as a way to practice writing as well as a great way to promote the league.

I may or may not have thought about how it would feel to write about a loss, which is how the 2018/19 season started for the Perth Lynx.

On Saturday, the Adelaide Lightning took us down 66-78 on our home court. Adelaide’s import Nia Coffey began her WNBL career with a bang, bringing in 15 rebounds to go alongside her 19 points. Sadly, it wasn’t our day, shooting at just 25 per cent beyond the arc and 63 per cent from the charity stripe.

While a loss always stings, we’ve got plenty to look forward to in upcoming weeks — most notably Opals player Lauren Mansfield’s return from injury to the point guard position.

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We take the court again at Bendat Basketball Stadium this Sunday at 1pm when we take on the reigning WNBL champions the Townsville Fire and I get the chance to defend WNBL royalty and my childhood idol Suzy Batkovic.

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