Redbacks out of finals
EAGLES IN STRAIGHT GAMES
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.