Mixed week­end for Red­backs in dou­ble-header

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT - Chris Pike

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.

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