Wolves have too much heat for Rockingham
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.