The first game under the new finals format started on Saturday. Perth hosted Townsville by virtue of winning the last game between the teams, but the toughest team during the regular season came back to win 73-57 on the road. Suzy Batokvic was as strong as she was all season long to lead her team to the win. The hosts were paced by their import duo as both Sami Whitcomb and Betnijah Laney had good games. Townsville now has the chance to win the title at home when the series resumes on Friday.
March 12, 2016
Perth Lynx vs. Townsville Fire 57-73 PER Whitcomb 20 Laney 19/14r Burton 3 Mijovic 2 Chilcott 0 Tomlinson 0 Wischer 0 TSV Batkovic 25/9r Cocks 15/8r Novosel 9 George 8/12r Gaze 3 Paalvast 0