It has taken just three games for Cockburn’s new import Alina Hartmann to find her groove as she led her team to a three-point win over rivals Willetton Tigers.
Playing in the Community News Cup, the Cougars made it two-from-two against the Tigers in 2019 after Hartmann’s game high 27 points helped seal the 66-63 win.
Matilda Muir also proved a handful with 17 points while Jodee Sontay had 11.
Despite the return of captain Gavin Field from injury the Cougar men weren’t able to emulate their female counterparts, going down 92-70.
Jaarod Holmes top scored for the Cougars with 19 points while Field sunk 12.
The Lakeside Lightning men split their two matches, going down to Perry Lakes 96-92 on Friday night before securing the 93-66 win against Mandurah on Saturday.
Jobi Wall was hard to stop on Friday night, sinking 28 points before backing it up with 14 against Mandurah, while John Isenbarger also performed strongly across both matches scoring 18 and 14 points respectively.
The Lightning women also took the points in their nail biting win over Perry Lakes on Friday.
Hannah Stewart had a standout game with 19 points for Lakeside while Geanna Luaulu-Summers continued her strong form this season with 17 points.
At the time of going to print results of the Lakeside vs Mandurah match had not been made available.
After 13 rounds Lakeside sit top of the women’s ladder and Cockburn are in 11th, while the Lightning men sit 5th on their ladder and Cockburn are in 13th.
The two clubs will go head-to-head in Round 14 as Lakeside host Cockburn on Friday, June 14.
Tip off for the women is at 6.30pm with the men to follow at 8.30pm.
Cockburn will back it up with another game on Saturday against the Perth Redbacks from 5pm and 7pm.
East Fremantle has jumped up the WAFL ladder after a 62-point wet weather win against East Perth on Saturday.
The game start slowly on the back of inclement weather and the Sharks went into the first break just three points up after a low scoring first quarter.
From that point on East Fremantle took control of the conditions while East Perth faltered, the latter scoring just two goals for the rest of the match while the Sharks slammed home another 11 to run out 89-27 winners.
The Sharks spread the scoring duties evenly across the team with 10 individual goal kickers, including two each to Cameron Loersch, Michael Tassone and Tom Monaghan.
Blaine Boekhorst and Cameron Eardley ran riot through the middle, picking up 33 and 30 disposals respectively.
After spending the first eight rounds of the season on the bottom of the WAFL ladder, the Sharks have jumped to 7th place and sit just one win and percentage outside the top five.
South Fremantle, who had the bye this week, are in 2nd.
In round 10 WAFL action South Fremantle will travel to take on Peel Thunder from 2.15pm, June 15, while East Fremantle will have a bye.
Cockburn City has recorded their second big win in as many weeks, downing Sorrento 4-1 in the weekend’s NPL WA action.
A week after their comprehensive 4-2 win against Bayswater City, Cockburn was full of confidence going into their match against the sixth-placed Gulls.
The wet conditions made it a scrappy contest from kick off and on-target chances were rare for much of the first half until Cockburn’s Daniel Dols struck a powerful free kick to find the back of the net.
The goal was all that stood between the two sides at half time, but the visitors soon levelled the game back up with a goal in the 75th minute.
Parity would only last a minute as Cockburn again took the lead in the 76th minute after Hasani Sinclair scored from a corner kick, the goal the first of three which would be scored within 14 minutes to give the Cockerels the comfortable win.
Armadale SC also had cause to celebrate after their 3-0 win over the Stirling Lions.
It took just five minutes for Armadale to take the lead on the back of a Chad Nilson goal, but chaos soon ensured when Stirling claimed a Michael Wantee header that hit the crossbar had crossed the line.
The referee waved it off, along with calls for a penalty Wantee was caught in a challenge while in the air.
While receiving treatment Wantee kicked out at an opponent in frustration, earning himself a red-card and reducing Stirling to just 10 for the last 60 minutes of the match.
Armadale would barely be troubled thereafter, Nilson getting his brace in the 56th minute in just his second senior match for Armadale, while Michael Lawson also hit the scoreboard on the back of a penalty conversion.
After 12 rounds Cockburn has jumped to 6th on the ladder while Armadale are in 9th.
In round 13, Inglewood United host Cockburn City while Rockingham City host Armadale.
Kick off for both games is at 3pm, June 22.