• Perth Lynx (Perth Lynx)Source: Perth Lynx
Three of the four WNBL finals spots have been booked by Townsville, Dandenong and Perth, with SEQ Stars and Bendigo fighting for the last berth.
15 Feb 2016 - 7:46 AM  UPDATED 15 Feb 2016 - 7:46 AM

The Perth Lynx have qualified for the WNBL Finals for the first time in 16 years.

The new-look club, in its first season under the same ownership as the Perth Wildcats, secured the finals berth with an inspired come from behind win over the Sydney Flames.

The Lynx, playing their second game in as many days, were looking at a 15-point deficit in the second term before turning it around in the third and finishing it off in the fourth.

Perth can now finish anywhere between second and fourth on the WNBL table.

Townsville (16-6), Dandenong and Perth (both 15-8), have all booked finals spots going into next week's last round, with SEQ Stars (14-8) and Bendigo Spirit (12-10) competing for the other place.

The Fire shored up top spot on Friday with a 89-49 home thrashing of Dandenong, who had won seven of their eight previous matches.

The Stars, who were placed into liquidation less than two weeks ago, scored an 81-76 home win on Sunday over Canberra (1-22).

Import Jordan Hopper tallied 22 points and fellow import Ify Ibekwe 18 and 17 boards for SEQ, who have won all three matches since a rescue package for them to play out the season was secured.

One win will ensure them a finals berth and they could finish as high as second with victories at Dandenong and Melbourne and if Perth lose to Townsville.

Bendigo, who have contested the last three grand finals, winning titles in 2013 and 2014, are in danger of missing the finals for just the second time in the past eight seasons, following a 92-78 home loss on Sunday to resurgent Adelaide (10-13).

Opal Leilani Mitchell scored 35 for Adelaide, who also notched a 88-62 win over Melbourne (7-16).

Unlike their NBL namesake who have made the finals 30 straight seasons, Perth hasn't tasted WNBL playoff action since the 1999-2000 campaign.

Their chances of finishing top nosedived after a shock 80-77 loss to previously winless Canberra.

The Caps held on to win despite having a 14-point last quarter lead slashed to one and committing 23 turnovers.

For a while it looked like being a disastrous road trip for Perth as they trailed Sydney (12-11) by 15 in both the first and second quarters, but they rallied for an 88-85 victory.

Sami Whitcomb and Carley Mijovic scored 24 and 20 respectively against Sydney after contributing 26 and 28 respectively against Canberra.

A massive 35-9 third quarter scoring advantage to Townsville turned the top of the table clash with Dandenong into a rout.

The Rangers converted just 27 per cent of their field goal attempts, making only three of 19 from outside the arc.

For Townsville, Suzy Batkovic scored 24, Natalie Novosel 20 and Cayla George added 14 and 17 rebounds.