Lakeside out in semi-finals
LAKESIDE were bumped from the State Basketball League race, losing their semi-final series with Mandurah.
Lakeside’s women’s team entered the weekend one game down in the best-of-three series but were able to push it to a deciding match with an 86-78 win at home on Friday.
Sydnee Fipps was the standout, finishing with a game-high 30 points and eight rebounds, as the hosts won 86-78.
But the Lightning were bundled out of the championship race the following night after Mandurah claimed game 3 and a grand final berth with a 67-61 win at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
Fipps was out of touch, scoring eight points and shooting 21 per cent from the field, but she did manage to grab seven rebounds.
Ali Schwagmeyer was her side’s best, scoring 26 points.
But Mandurah’s spread of scoring options overwhelmed the visitors, with Carly Boag (18 points), Briana Klasztorny (17) and Nici Gilday (15) proving hard to contain in a low-scoring encounter.
Mandurah play Perry Lakes for the title.