Wolves have too much heat for Rock­ing­ham

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph Sport - Aiden Boy­ham

It was a tough night for both the men’s and women’s Rock­ing­ham Flames sides last Satur­day, as both sides were de­feated by the Joon­dalup Wolves in a dou­ble-header at Joon­dalup Bas­ket­ball Sta­dium.

A young men’s side were no match for a red-hot Wolves out­fit as they went down 92-62 while the women lost 78-69.

The Wolf pack were led by 20 points from Trian Iliadis, who also had five as­sists and four re­bounds as well as a stel­lar ef­fort de­fen­sively that helped the Wolves re­strict the Flames to just five points in the third quar­ter.

Ryan God­frey was Rock­ing­ham’s top scorer with 15 points and six as­sists and US im­port Dono­van Jack con­trib­uted with 14 points and 10 re­bounds, while Jar­ryd Grif­fin chimed in with 10 points and eight boards.

Joon­dalup’s Richard Ross notched up 13 points and 10 re­bounds with Seb Sali­nas (13 points, seven re­bounds), Wade Guerin (12 points) and Rob Hunt­ing­ton (nine points, six re­bounds) did the dam­age for the home side.

The women’s Flames were un­done by a stun­ning per­for­mance from Joon­dalup’s Klara Wis­cher, who racked up 35 points, 11 re­bounds and five as­sists.

Af­ter a close start Rock­ing­ham trailed at ev­ery break and were un­able to catch the Wolves, who ran out nine-point win­ners.

Jac­inta Bourne top scored for the Flames with 19 points and five re­bounds while Dena English and Tar­sha Fletcher each scored 14 points. Nikita-Lee Martin (11 points, 10 re­bounds) and Shani Amos (nine points, four re­bounds) pro­vided the sup­port to Wis­cher in Joon­dalup’s win.

This Fri­day night both Flames sides re­turn to Mike Bar­nett Sports Com­plex for a dou­ble header against the Lake­side Light­ning. The women tip off at 6.30pm while the men start at 8.30pm.

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