Suns give it a good crack in Ger­ald­ton

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - SPORT -

THE Kala­munda Eastern Suns men could not quite pull off a win in the State Bas­ket­ball League in Ger­ald­ton on Satur­day night as they and the Suns women gear up to play the Perry Lakes Hawks.

The Eastern Suns women had the bye in round 16 of the SBL, with the men’s team mak­ing the trek to Ger­ald­ton to face the sec­ond-placed Buc­ca­neers.

It was al­ways a big job ahead of the Suns, es­pe­cially with the Buccs cel­e­brat­ing the 400-game mile­stone of cap­tain Mat Wun­den­berg, but they went up and gave it a good crack.

Kala­munda led by five points at quar­ter-time and even though they ended up los­ing by 10, it was a com­pet­i­tive per­for­mance led by 33 points, eight re­bounds and six as­sists from Court­ney Bel­ger.

Louis Timms added 28 points, 10 re­bounds and five as­sists, with Lo­gan Viskovich con­tribut­ing 14 points, Kevin Davis 10 points, five boards and three blocked shots, and Ker­rod Horn nine points, four re­bounds, three as­sists and two steals.

The Eastern Suns are now gear­ing up for a round 17 clash with the Perry Lakes Hawks at Ben­dat Bas­ket­ball Cen­tre on Satur­day night.

The Suns women come into the match still sit­ting in fourth po­si­tion with a 126 record as they take on the de­fend­ing cham­pion Hawks now in eighth po­si­tion.

Perry Lakes started the sea­son los­ing nine of 10 matches but have now won six of their past eight, set­ting up a fas­ci­nat­ing clash with the Eastern Suns.

Kala­munda’s men then face an­other big test up against a Perry Lakes team now on a seven-game win­ning streak in fourth po­si­tion. But the Suns need to win to stay in the play-off hunt as they are sit­ting ninth at 9-13.

Ker­rod Horn had a solid game.

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