SBL: East Perth men claim win but women fall under Magic’s spell


East Perth Eagles facing off against Mandurah Magic.
East Perth Eagles facing off against Mandurah Magic.

EAST Perth District Basketball Association’s senior teams recorded a win and a loss against Mandurah Magic at the weekend.

The Eagles men’s team beat the Magic 129-122 in a high scoring affair at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre on Saturday.

Heading into the fourth quarter, the Eagles led 103-79.

However, Magic refused to give up by scoring 43 points in the final period to be seven points short of the win.

Eagles star Kevin Davis had a big night inside, finishing with 31 points, seven rebounds and shooting from the field at 66 per cent accuracy.

Kevin Anthony worked hard with 29 points and seven rebounds while Mason Bragg added 28 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

Drew Williamson contributed 22 points and six assists and Corey Easley also performed well on 12 points and seven rebounds.

Meanwhile, the last-placed Eagles women’s team fell to the second-placed Magic 48-72.

With an even first quarter, Mandurah took over the game in the second quarter by scoring 31 points to nine.

This set up the Magic’s 24-point win against the Eagles.

Eagles player Kaylee Kilpatrick finished with 11 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots.

Celebrating their 18th birthday, twins Eryn Fisher (10 points and eight rebounds) and Bree Fisher (eight points).

Meanwhile, captain Nicole Jorre St Jorre also scored eight points.

Magic coach Randy Miegel said the Eagles worked out their game plan and they had to fight hard for the win.

Eagles assistant coach Bill Edwards said his players were giving second chances to the opposition.

“We needed to replicate the first quarter effort across the whole game,” he said.

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