Capitals sound WNBL warning with home win

For reigning WNBL champions the Canberra Capitals, there's no place like home.

Canberra have sounded a warning to ladder leaders Southside Flyers with an 84-66 thrashing of Perth Lynx in Canberra on Sunday - their 15th straight home win.

Fifth-placed Perth went into the final term with a two-point buffer before Canberra surged with a stunning 32-12 last quarter, at one stage going on a 14-0 run.

While Melbourne Boomers leapfrogged Canberra (both 6-2 record) for second spot on the ladder, the Capitals would have made the Flyers (7-1) sit up and take notice with their fourth straight victory.

Canberra's impressive string of scalps include road wins over the Flyers and Boomers last round.

The Capitals picked up where they left off on Sunday after a two-week WNBL break when the league paused for the Australian Opals to contest the Tokyo Olympic pre-qualifiers in Malaysia.

Opals duo Kelsey Griffin (19 points, 15 rebounds) and Capitals skipper Marianna Tolo (12 points, 10 rebounds) led the way for Canberra.

The Boomers were also impressive, sealing two away wins in round six.

Earlier on Sunday they downed sixth-placed Bendigo Spirit 75-59 with a 24 point final quarter after only leading by three at the final break.

WNBA import Lindsay Allen led the scoring for the Boomers with 17 points.

The point guard also inspired the Boomers' 71-57 victory over the fourth-placed Lightning in Adelaide on Friday night with 20 points.

Boomers coach Guy Molloy claimed Allen would only get better after spending her off-season recovering from knee surgery.

"I think she'll get stronger through this middle part of the year and that's a good thing for us," Molloy said.

But the Flyers remain the team to beat.

They bounced back from their maiden WNBL defeat in the previous round at the hands of Canberra by thrashing the dead last Fire 91-59 in Townsville on Saturday night, led by Opals captain Jenna O'Hea (21 points, seven assists).

Perth began round six with a 91-82 away win over seventh-placed Sydney Uni Flames on Friday night.