Loss to Red­backs on the road

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

THE Perth Red­backs fell to the Ger­ald­ton Buc­ca­neers on Satur­day in a high-scor­ing game on the road.

The 117-113 re­sult at Ac­tive West Sta­dium sees the team from the Mid-West over­take the Red­backs on the lad­der, as the Buc­ca­neers climb to third.

Shawn Red­hage played well, scor­ing 40 points and bring­ing down 12 re­bounds, while Ben Smith scored 29 points.

For the Buc­ca­neers, Dwayne Ben­jamin scored 42 points and had 16 re­bounds.

The Red­backs men’s and women’s teams will play the South West Slam­mers at Bel­mont Oa­sis on Fri­day be­fore tak­ing on the Lake­side Light­ning on Satur­day.

Perth will be well rep­re­sented dur­ing the SBL All-Star games, with Red­hage named in the start­ing five and Nik Lack­ovic coach­ing the side.

In the women’s game, Perth’s Emilee Har­mon has been named start­ing cen­tre.

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