Rockingham Flames way too hot for Perry Lakes
Rockingham Flames men and women both tasted victory at home on Saturday, beating the Perry Lakes Hawks in sensational style.
The defending champion women’s side took down the Hawks 71-49 while the men prevailed in their match to finish 101-81.
It was a battle of third against fourth in the women’s match with the Flames improving to 11-2 on the season and Perry Lakes slipping to 7-5 with a third straight defeat.
Rockingham got off to a fast start with 26 points to 17 in the first period and were never headed, cruising to the 22-point win despite both teams only combining for 19 fourth-quarter points.
The Flames had a decent shooting night, going 28-of-64 from the floor at 43 per cent and nine-of-24 at 37 per cent from long range. But the Hawks couldn’t buy a shot ending up going 19-of-73 from the field at 26 per cent and three-of-19 at 15 per cent from downtown.
Sami Whitcomb once again topscored for the Flames with 26 points, seven assists, five rebounds and five steals on an efficient 10of-14 shooting from the field and four-of-six from three-point range. She also had 10 of her team’s 23 turnovers.
Ashlee Sidebottom contributed 15 points for Rockingham, Jacinta Bourne 13 points, eight boards, five steals and three assists, and Lizel Buckley seven points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
The men beat the Hawks by 20 points which was set up by a dominant 52-30 first half.
Cooper Land top-scored for Rockingham with 23 points to go with 10 rebounds, eight assists and three steals.
Chudier Pal added 20 points, 12 boards and two blocked shots for the Flames while Taylor Land contributed 15 points, five rebounds, four assists.