Red­backs out of fi­nals


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Looklocal -

THE Perth Red­backs’ men’s State Bas­ket­ball League team lost last week­end’s semi-fi­nal game in a tough en­counter against the East Perth Ea­gles 94-105.

The game was played at the Western Aus­tralian Bas­ket­ball Cen­tre in front of a 650-strong crowd.

The loss meant the Red­backs bow out of the fi­nals race af­ter los­ing the best of three-game se­ries in two straight games af­ter los­ing the first semi-fi­nal game 98106.

They fin­ish the sea­son in third place in the 14-team com­pe­ti­tion with a sea­son record of 19 wins and 11 losses.

Red­backs for­ward Stan Okoye was the teams’s top scorer with 26, along with 11 re­bounds, while point­guard Joel Wagner scored 16 and had nine as­sists.

This Fri­day will see the Rock­ing­ham Flames meet Lake­side Light­ning in the women’s State Bas­ket­ball League grand-fi­nal at the Western Aus­tralian Bas­ket­ball Cen­tre tip­ping off at 7.30pm, while the men’s grand-fi­nal is also at the Bas­ket­ball Cen­tre tip­ping off at 7.30pm on Satur­day.

The State Bas­ket­ball League sea­son starts again for the Red­backs in mid-March 2015.

Red­backs point-guard Joel Wagner gets around Kyle Ar­mour in a drive to the bas­ket.

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