Suns give it a good crack in Geraldton
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.