Cougars into top six
COCKBURN has moved into the top six after a 92-87 win over Stirling at Wally Hagan Stadium on Friday.
Import Jalen Billups scored 25 points, Seva Chan 22 and Lochlan Cummings 21 as the Cougars won a tight contest over their mid-table rivals.
The Cougars led early and held a strong lead before Stirling, led by NBL product Cody Ellis, took the ascendancy in the second half.
A huge slam-dunk from Billups got the home crowd on their feet and helped to lift the Cougars, who did enough late in the game to take home the points.
Lakeside is in ninth position after mixed results over the weekend.
The Lightning were beaten 83-78 at home by the Rockingham Flames on Friday night, despite 22 points from James Padgett.
They rebounded on Saturday when they won 103101 against bottom-placed Mandurah.
Corey Shervill led the scoring for the Lightning with 29 points, but Magic player William McNeill had everyone covered with a haul of 42 points.
In the women’s division, Lakeside remains in third position.
Ashleigh Grant scored 21 points to guide the Lightning to an 86-77 win over Rockingham at home on Friday. But the Lightning came up short in their second game of the weekend, a clash with top-of-the-table Mandurah on Saturday. Sydnee Fipps scored a gamehigh 27 points, but the Lightning lost 94-83.
Cockburn kept pace with the top eight by beating Stirling at home on Friday.
It was a tight contest, but a huge fourth-quarter effort from the Cougars saw them effect a double-digit turnaround to win the game.