Perth share spoils in double header
A DOUBLE header at Warwick Stadium against the Stirling Senators produced one win and one loss for Perth Redbacks.
In the Women’s SBL, the Redbacks lost to the Senators 83-75, their fifth defeat in a row.
The Redbacks got off to a good start and led by two points at the main break, but the Senators got going in the second half with 47 points to 37 to win by eight.
Kisha Lee bounced back from a quiet night on Friday to deliver 25 points and seven rebounds for the Senators.
Jasmine Martin added 21 points, six steals, three assists and three rebounds for Stirling, while Amber Land finished with 10 points, nine boards and five assists, and Hannah Throns 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Gabby Clayton top-scored for the Redbacks with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Rebecca Benson added 17 points, four rebounds and three assists for Perth, with Lisa Wallbutton contributing 10 points and eight boards, Jess Jakens eight points and eight rebounds, and Emilee Harmon eight points, six boards and four assists.
In the Men’s SBL, the Redbacks beat the Senators 78-89, with Marshall Nelson coming off the bench for the Redbacks to score 26 points and seven rebounds on shooting 11-of-19 from the floor and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.
Michael Vigor finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists while Lee Roberts had 16 points, 10 boards and three assists, and Ben Smith 13 points, five assists and four rebounds.
Cody Ellis top-scored for the Senators with 22 points and eight rebounds, with Rhys Vague contributing 19 points and four boards, Austin Bruton 11 points, Ash Litterick nine points and Corban Wroe eight points, eight rebounds and five assists.
The Redbacks had too much firepower even without Shawn Redhage to win by nine points and improve to 11-6.
Stirling has now lost four straight to be 8-9 in eighth spot.