Townsville Fire takes 1-0 lead in WNBL grand final series

THE Townsville Fire has taken a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three WNBL grand final series against the Melbourne Boomers.

In a match that featured 11 lead changes, the Fire won game one 69-64 on their home court on Saturday night.

Townsville’s Suzy Batkovic (16 points, 15 rebounds) and Melbourne’s Liz Cambage (26 points, 13 rebounds) both starred with double-doubles.

Game two will be played in Melbourne on Thursday night.