THE Joondalup City Wolves backed up beating the Perry Lakes Hawks with another Women’s SBL win on Saturday night with the Mandurah Magic continuing its winning ways and the Stirling Senators bouncing back also.
There were three Women’s SBL matches on Saturday night with the Joondalup City Wolves beating the East Perth Eagles 64-41, the Mandurah Magic defeating the Lakeside Lightning 94-83 and the Stirling Senators downing the Perth Redbacks 83-75.
That came following three matches on Friday night that saw the Joondalup City Wolves give the Perry Lakes Hawks their first loss of 2017, winning 72-63 while the Lakeside Lightning defeated the Rockingham Flames 86-77 and the Cockburn Cougars beat the Stirling Senators 79-67.
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WEEK 14 WOMEN’S SBL PREVIEW
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A PRESENT OF THE PAST – FLEUR MCINTYRE
Friday night’s Women’s SBL action began with the Lady Wolfpack returning to Joondalup Basketball Stadium to host the Eagles looking to continue the momentum from handing the Hawks their first loss of 2017 on Friday.
The Wolves were able to do that as well winning a fourth straight match with a 23-point victory while holding East Perth to the second lowest score of the season by any team.
The Wolves were just one-point up at quarter-time but had stretched the advantage to 13 by half-time and then held the Eagles to 14 second half points even if they did just score 24 themselves.
Nikita Martin finished with 13 points and six rebounds for the Lady Wolfpack with Klara Wischer adding 13 points, seven assists, five steals and four boards, Chelsea Belcher 13 points and three steals, and Kelli Hayward eight points and five rebounds.
Kaylee Kilpatrick top-scored for the Eagles with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Jodee Sontay added 10 points and five rebounds, and Nicole Jorre St Jorre eight points, six boards, three assists and two steals.
The Magic made their first appearance of the weekend hosting the third placed Lightning at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
Lakeside was coming off a solid win over Rockingham on Friday night but couldn’t stick with Mandurah who went on to win by 11 points to improve to a 15-1 record on the season and claim top spot in the standings following Perry Lakes’ loss on Friday night.
The Lightning are now 11-5 and still solid in third position despite the loss.
Lakeside started well and led by six after the first quarter, but Mandurah got going into the second quarter and controlled the contest from there to go on and win by 11 points.
Carly Boag had another huge night for the Magic with 25 points and 16 rebounds while Casey Mihovilovich added 25 points and Nici Gilday 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Sydnee Fipps ended up with 27 points, seven steals, six rebounds and four assists for the Lightning.
Sam Roscoe added 16 points and three rebounds for Lakeside with Ali Schwagmeyer added 15 points, four boards and three assists despite 10 turnovers.
The last Saturday night fixture saw the Senators return to Warwick Stadium looking to bounce back from a Friday night loss up against a Redbacks team also desperate to win.
It was Stirling who ended up prevailing by eight points to make up for Friday’s loss to Cockburn and to consolidate fourth position while Perth slipped to 6-8 having now lost five straight.
The Redbacks got off to a good start and still led by two points at the main break. But the Senators got going in the second half with 47 points to 37 to end up winning by eight.
Kisha Lee bounced back from a quiet night on Friday to deliver 25 points and seven rebounds for the Senators.
Jasmine Martin added 21 points, six steals, three assists and three rebounds for Stirling while Amber Land finished with 10 points, nine boards and five assists, and Hannah Throns 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Gabby Clayton top-scored for the Redbacks with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists. Rebecca Benson added 17 points, four rebounds and three assists for Perth with Lisa Wallbutton contributing 10 points and eight boards, Jess Jakens eight points and eight rebounds, and Emilee Harmon eight points, six boards and four assists.
Lastly on Sunday, the Mandurah Magic faces the Willetton Tigers at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
FRIDAY NIGHT ROUND 14 WOMEN’S SBL RESULTS
Perry Lakes Hawks 63 lost to Joondalup City Wolves 72
Lakeside Lightning 86 defeated Rockingham Flames 77
Cockburn Cougars 79 defeated Stirling Senators 67
SATURDAY NIGHT ROUND 14 WOMEN’S SBL RESULTS
Joondalup City Wolves 64 defeated East Perth Eagles 41
Mandurah Magic 94 defeated Lakeside Lightning 83
Stirling Senators 83 defeated Perth Redbacks 75
SUNDAY ROUND 14 WOMEN’S SBL FIXTURES
Mandurah Magic v Willetton Tigers – Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre 12pm
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