Perth Lynx’s famed high scoring offence has been rendered impotent by Melbourne Boomers as the ladder leaders exacted revenge for their first defeat of the season last weekend. The Lynx beat Melbourne by 17 points in Victoria on Sunday but the Boomers dominated the re-match to win 93-62 at the Bendat Basketball Centre. The Lynx had averaged a WNBL-high 85 points per game this season but produced their lowest score since November 2020. Perth made only three of their 27 shots from three-point range as they struggled to convert their chances. “Sometimes you need to lose badly to take a look and see what we need to fix,” Lynx captain Anneli Maley said. “As much as it sucks, it’s part of life. It’s part of a basketball game. We’ll just take it, go back and watch film but we have to leave that one there because we’ve got Adelaide and that’s a must-win game for us and then we’ve got Sydney and that’s a must-win game for us. “The season is a game of wins and losses. That was a loss and it was a bad one. We gave it to them on their home court and kudos to them, they played brilliantly. Us, not so much.” Aari McDonald and Amy Atwell top-scored for Perth with 15 points each but Melbourne made the Lynx pay whenever they won offensive rebounds. Naz Hillmon gave the Lynx plenty of headaches with 20 points, Keely Froling had 16 points and 10 rebounds while Jordin Canada had 10 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds and four steals. Lynx coach Ryan Petrik said his group consistently shot themselves in the foot. “If we’re going to go three of 27 from three, and they’re going to score 22 points on 10 offensive boards, that’s the end of the game,” he said. “If you’ve done this long enough and you deep dive the analytics like we do, you know you’re going to get games like this. “They suck and as soon as you have one everyone says ‘you should shoot lay-ups all the time’ but if Melbourne are going to pack it in and dare our average shooters to make threes and we can’t make them, then it’s hard to get your head on the rim. They’ve got a massive size advantage on us. At some point you’ve got to make shots.” The Lynx will now travel to South Australia to face the Adelaide Lightning on Sunday.