CAPTAIN Kyle Armour and Damien Scott dominated in the Willetton Tigers’ win over the Rockingham Flames last weekend.
The Tigers fought hard to take home the 103-94 win over the Flames on Saturday.
Willetton Tigers SBL head coach Steve Black was impressed with the duo.
“I thought that Kyle and Damien in particular were sensational,” Black said.
“Kyle was struggling a little going into that game and to see that toughness that he has is part of the fantastic quality that he brings as a leader. He was just able to push through and play one of his best games of the year.”
Armour finished the night with a match-leading 29 points, four rebounds and five assists, followed closely by Scott with 27 points, three rebounds and six assists.
The Tigers continued to play without injured import Jay Bowie and Black said the win reflected the depth of talent in their side.
“To be able to nab another win without Jay there is really promising for the depth of the team,” he said.
“To see so many different contributors was super pleasing, so we’re really proud of that performance.”
While the men were able to stand up in a strong team win on the night, the women went down 56-91 against the Flames.
However, Willetton Tigers WSBL head coach Simon Parker said there were promising signs, with a standout performance from Sam Norwood.
“Sam’s come off a knee surgery last year and only came back at the end of last season, so we’re pretty excited about her this year,” Parker said.
“She’s been a standout for us. She has a good presence inside and plays good defence; she’s probably one of the strongest posts in the league.
“We were much better last night because she shot the way she did.”
Norwood led the Tigers’ stats on the night with 17 points and eight rebounds.
Parker also insisted that last Saturday’s loss was a “once-off” and that the girls were ready to bounce back this week.
“We’re going to bounce back for next week and the next three games – we want to make sure we win all three,” he said.