Close call leaves Cougars weary

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Cock­burn Cougars women have gone down in over­time in a Satur­day af­ter­noon thriller against the South West Slam­mers.

The teams could not be split for most of the game, the vis­i­tors up by three points at quar­ter time be­fore the Cougars tied it all up at 44 apiece at the main break.

The Slam­mers took a slim one-point lead into the main break but the home crowd helped Cock­burn force ex­tra time when they drew it again at 83-83.

Un­for­tu­nately the Cougars ran out of steam dur­ing the added min­utes and the Slam­mers ended 99-93 win­ners.

Matilda Muir top­scored for Cock­burn with 26 points, while cap­tain Vanessa Michael used her strength in the paint to sink 21.

The men had more luck, sink­ing the Slam­mers 91-77.

Cap­tain Gavin Field con­tin­ued his strong sea­son with an­other 30 point ef­fort, while Jaarod Holmes again proved hard to stop with 20.

Across the road, the Lake­side Light­ning went two from two in their games against the War­wick Sen­a­tors.

The women started the suc­cess­ful fix­ture with their 88-77 win on the back of big ef­forts from Han­nah Stewart (23 points) and El­lyce Iron­mon­ger (21).

The men then backed it up with a 76-73 win of their own, John Isen­barger lead­ing the team ef­fort with 20 points.

Af­ter 15 rounds Lake­side top the women’s SBL lad­der with Cock­burn in 11th, while the men’s lad­der has Lake­side in fourth and Cock­burn 12th.

In round 16 ac­tion Cock­burn will host War­wick on June 29 from 5pm and 7pm at Wally Ha­gan Sta­dium.

Lake­side’s men will travel north to take on Ger­ald­ton.

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