Boomers outlast Lightning in WNBL
November 13, 2022 / 9:45 pm
Melbourne have ensured Adelaide remain winless through three games of the WNBL season after outlasting the Lightning 85-81 in a tight contest in Parkville.
On the afternoon the Boomers unveiled their championship banner in front of a sold-out home crowd, the reigning title-holders were pushed to the final moments by a Lightning side backing up for their second game in two days.
The scores were tied at 68-68 with eight minutes left in the fourth term before Melbourne went on a 12-6 run to open a near insurmountable gap with 90 seconds remaining.
Kristy Wallace (16 points) hit a three-pointer with the clock winding down and the Boomers held on to win by four points despite the visitors’ valiant late surge.
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Tiffany Mitchell was among the players to hit double figures in the Boomers’ WNBL win over Adelaide. (Trevor Collens/AAP PHOTOS)