Good season opener for Tigers


Ephrem Davis performs a lay-up for the Willetton Tigers.
Good season opener for Tigers
Ephrem Davis performs a lay-up for the Willetton Tigers.

In what could be a sign of things to come for the strong side, they capitalised on their strengths with a Saturday win against Rockingham 54-83.

Playing at home, the side dominated with a spate of three pointers – courtesy of Ebony Antonio, who shot a total of 26.

Best and fairest 2015 player Kate Malpass assisted, scoring 25 points towards the total score.

Desiree Kelley had nine defensive rebounds in a strong presence in the keyway.

The impressive teamwork and pressure from the girls pushed them ahead for their second win against Rockingham.

Willetton Tigers’ next game will be on Thursday night at 6.30pm against the Stirling Senators.

Across the boards, the boys had their own show of strength, beating East Perth 82-90 on Friday before going out in a nail-biter against Rockingham on Saturday night 100-106.

Willetton’s Kyle Armour score of 35 and six assists kept the boys in close contention throughout the game, with help from Damien Scott with 22 and Joshua Johnson getting out some threes to keep Rockingham on their toes.

Unfortunately, at the siren Rockingham held out and took the win.

The men will take on the Stirling Senators this weekend at 8.30.