Basketball: centurion Scott dominates in Willetton Tigers SBL win over East Perth Eagles

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DAMIEN Scott dominated in his 100th game for the Tigers during their weekend win over the East Perth Eagles.

The Tigers defeated the Eagles 89-71 and Scott finished with a game-high 27 points, seven assists and nine steals for his milestone.

Willetton Tigers SBL head coach Steve Black said he was happy with the spread of contribution from his team on the night.

“Damien Scott was sensational once more, Badou Diagne was really good again; we were able to rest him a lot for the second half but I thought he was very influential when he was there,” he said.

“Andrew Black and Kyle Armour played well again; we had a lot of contributors.”

Black said he was happy with how his team was tracking based off their success on Friday night.

“I thought we really executed well what we’re trying to do and we were really able to dictate the tempo of the game; it was very pleasing,” he said.

“To have 20 assists on 23 field goals in the first half was really pleasing as a coach.

“That’s sort of an indicator of how we want our team to play. I loved the intensity we had on defence, so we’ve just got to try keep that focus moving forward.”

Black also praised the commitment of Hayden Noordhoek, who played his 100th game for the Tigers on the night.

The Tigers Women’s SBL also put on a strong performance on the night, dominating over the Eagles with an 84-47 win for the SBL Women’s Round.

Willetton Tigers WSBL head coach Simon Parker said the women’s round was important for the recognition of the women’s league.

“A lot of the SBL is about the men’s programs and it’s just good to get the recognition for the girls; there are lots of quality players in all the teams and it’s a good brand,” he said.

“Last week we lacked a desire to win and in the first half we struggled a bit and I saw a bit of a repeat, but then in half-time we came out and played like we should’ve been playing.”

Parker said Desiree Kelley and the two new imports – Leah Cotton and Ashli Payne – were standouts on the night.

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