Mixed weekend for Redbacks in double-header
THE Perth Redbacks had a mixed weekend, with the men’s and women’s teams both losing one game and winning one.
The women’s side hosted the South West Slammers on Friday night at Belmont Oasis and came away with a 13-point victory.
Rebecca Benson top-scored for the Redbacks with 19 points on shooting six of 12 from the field and three of six from deep.
The men’s team also took on the Slammers, but the SouthWest team continued its impressive form with the fivepoint come-from-behind win.
On Saturday night, the women’s team fell to the Lakeside Lightning by 21 points at Lakeside Recreation Centre.
The men’s team bounced back from the losses to Geraldton and the Slammers to come away with the 19-point win to steady at a 9-4 record.
Redhage had another strong showing for Perth with 30 points, eight rebounds and five assists on shooting 11 of 18 from the field and a perfect eight of eight at the free-throw line.