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Justin Chadwick

Tigers stars stand tall in win over Eagles

Katie Brennan extended her goal streak to 13 consecutive AFLW games as Richmond beat West Coast. (AAP)

Richmond skipper Katie Brennan has continued her amazing goal-scoring run as the Tigers snapped a five-match losing streak with a 23-point AFLW win over West Coast.

The Tigers booted four unanswered goals in the opening term to set up the 10.8 (68) to 7.3 (45) triumph in stifling heat at Perth's Mineral Resources Park on Saturday.

Brennan finished with 2.1 from 15 disposals, marking her 13th consecutive game that she has scored at least one goal.

Midfielder Monique Conti (24 possessions, nine tackles, one goal) and forward Tayla Stahl (three goals) were also crucial in helping lift Richmond to their first win since their 38-point flogging of St Kilda in round one.

Ellie McKenzie tallied 19 disposals and a goal in her third game back from a calf injury.

West Coast skipper Emma Swanson was heroic with 22 disposals and two goals, while Dana Hooker (24 disposals) also battled valiantly.

Eagles forward Aimee Schmidt booted two late goals to finish with three for the match.

The temperature was still hovering at around 35 degrees at the 4.10pm WST bouncedown, and it was Richmond who produced the sizzling moments in the opening term.

The Tigers' dominance in the air proved crucial, with the marking stat reading 17-4 in favour of the visitors as they slammed through 4.2 to 0.0.

Stahl had booted just a single behind from her past three matches, but she bounced back strongly with two early goals to set the tone.

West Coast responded early in the second quarter with goals to Swanson and Schmidt, but the Tigers regained control to head into half-time with a 27-point lead.

The Eagles kept pace in the second half, but the damage they copped in the first quarter proved too much to overcome.

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