Lightning strike downs Hawks (Friday Night Wrap)
Lakeside Lightning have continued their undefeated season against Perry Lakes Hawks 104-92 in Friday night's clash at the Lakeside Recreation Centre.
Lakesides dominant first half resulted in a 24 point lead over the Hawks and although they gradually shrunk the deficit in the second half, Perry Lakes still succumbed to a 12 point loss.
The Hawks were superior in both field goal and three point shooting accuracy with the help of star import Matthew Rosinski, a key offensive player who managed nearly 43 minutes of game time with 27 points, six assists and eight rebounds.
Bottom four team East Perth Eagles had a shock victory against second top side Perth Redbacks 110-97 in a surprising but well deserved upset.
The Eagles had a consistent lead on the score board the entire game and a far greater shooting accuracy in free throws, three points and field goals.
Centre Tom Jervis was a standout for the Eagles with 34 points, 19 rebounds and three assists, clearly a dominant force in East Perth's second win of the season.
The Cockburn Cougars have smashed the South West Slammers 107-72 thanks to their far superior field goal accuracy.
Although the Slammers had more shots at goal their 37 percent shooting average was clearly the team's downfall.
Cockburn had a lead of 17 points by half time and increased that to 35 points by the siren, with the help of Brian Carlwell (22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) and Sheldon McIntyre (10 rebounds and 8 assists).
In the women's league the Slammers defeated the Cougars 71-64, while Lakeside defeated the Perry Lakes 68-55.
Perth defeated the Eagles by nine points with star player Marita Payne (22 points, 18 rebounds and three assists) to thank.
Article by Hannah Coleman
Photo by Helen Theoharakis (Hoop Shots)