A virus case for Sydney caused the postponement of their game with Bendigo on Wednesday. That left the round starting on Thursday with Alanna Smith and Adelaide completely dominating the fourth quarter in a 65-53 win over Melbourne. Kelsey Griffin and Canberra rolled to an easy 76-52 win at Townsville on Friday. Perth finally got to play their first game on Sunday with the uncertain situation regarding travel between states creating scheduling caution. They came out on fire behind Marina Mabrey, but Alanna Smith and Adelaide made a couple of key plays late to take the lead and just edge an 88-86 contest.
December 30, 2021
Adelaide Lightning vs. Melbourne Boomers 65-53 ADL Smith 21/10r Williams 11 Simons 10 Talbot 8/12r Shook 4/8r Whittle 0/7r Ortlepp 0 MEL Magbegor 15/9r Allen 14/6r Mitchell 12 George 8/10r/7a Madgen 2 Davidson 2 Scanlon 0 Wright 0 Brown 0
December 31, 2021
Townsville Fire vs. University of Canberra Capitals 52-76 TSV Reid 11 Sutton 6/6r Billings 6 Nicholson 4 Cocks 4 Woods 2 UCC Griffin 20/10r Ruef 13/8r Sykes 12/7r Smart 9 Froling 6
January 2, 2021
Adelaide Lightning vs. Perth Lynx 88-86 ADL Smith 25/11r/7a Talbot 19/10r/9a Brook 14 Shook 12 Williams 11 Whittle 5 Simons 0 PER Mabrey 30 Garbin 15 Whitcomb 13/7a Scherf 10/10r Young 9 Sharp 7 Ciabattoni 2 Clarke 0