The Deakin Melbourne Boomers have taken top spot on the WNBL lader while the Rangers have raced to fourth.
Adelaide Lightning 93 def. University of Canberra Capitals 73
Extending their winning streak to five, Adelaide won every quarter in a commanding performance to inch closer towards third spot on the ladder.
Kayla Alexander won the battle inside, recording 22 points, ten rebounds and two blocks while Nia Coffey and Steph Blicavs also starred.
The Caps received strong performances off the bench from Marianna Tolo and Leilani Mitchell but the team struggled with the Lightning’s pressure, turning the ball over 21 times.
JCU Townsville Fire 97 def. Perth Lynx 72
Playing without Suzy Batkovic, on a two-game losing streak and in danger of falling out of the playoff race, Townsville were at their best on Friday night.
The reigning Champions dismantled the Lynx with a 52-29 opening half as Ally Malott shone in Batkovic’s absence and Tess Madgen top-scored with 20 points.
Capping off a stunning night, Alex Fowler scored her first points in the league as both sides cleared their benches down the stretch.
Brydens Sydney Uni Flames 73 def. by Jayco Rangers 106
Both teams were coming off confidence-boosting upsets but the Flames crashed back to Earth quickly as the Rangers made quick work of them.
Dandenong led by nine at halftime before putting together a 56-32 second half as they shot 57% from the field overall, out-scored Sydney by 27 from beyond the arc and finished with a 15-5 edge in fast break points.
Bec Cole was unstoppable with 31 points on 12-14 shooting and five steals while every Rangers starter scored 12+.