Weekend sports results

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BASKETBALL

The Lakeside Lightning men have won a nailbiter against the Rockingham Flames on Friday night.

The visitors challenged for most of the game but Lakeside were able to hold them off for the 96-94 win.

Rowan Mackenzie led the way with 23 points while Kyle Armour (20 points, 11 assists) and Jobi Wall (17) also contributed strongly.

The Lightning women also continued on their winning ways with a 24 point win over the Flames.

Geanna Luaulu-Summers sunk a game high 28 points to help get Lakeside the 109-85 win, while Ashleigh Grant (23), Alison Schwagmeyer and Courtney Byrnes (both 19) also hit double figures in the well rounded team effort.

The Cockburn Cougars were not as successful against the Flames with both the men and women recording loses on Saturday night.

The Rockingham women bounced back from their Friday night loss to notch up a comfortable 86-67 win over the Cougars at home.

Matilda Muir top scored for the Cougars with 23 points, while import Kisha Lee was the only other player to reach double figures with 19.

The Cougar men went down 94-70 in their match, captain Gavin Field continuing his strong 2019 form with 23 points.

After seven rounds the men’s SBL ladder has Lakeside in 3rd and Cockburn in 11th, while the women’s sees Lakeside in 2nd and Cockburn in 10th.

In round 8 Lakeside’s men and women travel to take on Kalamunda Eastern Suns while Cockburn’s men head east to play the Goldfields Giants.

Both games are on May 4.

The Cockburn women have a bye.

FOOTBALL

The first Fremantle derby of the year has gone to the Bulldogs after they recorded a 91-point smashing of the Sharks in round 4 WAFL action.

South Fremantle kept their cross-town rivals goalless in the first quarter while kicking four themselves, setting the tone for the rest of the match which would see them score 19 goals to East Fremantle’s five.

Big bodied Bulldog Mason Shaw proved too strong for his direct opponents when he went forward, kicking four goals from just nine possession, while Steven Verrier, Haiden Schloithe, Shaun Bewick and Dion Munkara combined for nine goals between them.

Jacob Dragovich continued to rack up the possessions with a game high 32-touches, while Brendan and Steven Verrier also had plenty of the ball with 28 and 21 possessions respectively.

East Fremantle’s Jared Jansen (21 touches) and Milan Murdock (20) tried hard throughout the game but the Sharks were never really in it.

The five-goal effort continues East Fremantle’s scoring woes, with the team surpassing 50 points only once this season (73 in their lose to Peel).

After four rounds South Fremantle sit 4th on the WAFL ladder, while East Fremantle sit 10th.

Round 5 action will see South Fremantle take on West Coast at Fremantle Oval while East Fremantle host West Perth, the only other team yet to record a win.

Both games are on May 4, with the Bulldog’s bounce down at 1.15pm and the Sharks at 2.15pm.

SOCCER

Cockburn City is back on the winners list after downing Stirling Lions in a high scoring match at Dalmatinac Park.

The 5-1 win broke a string of disappointing loses for Cockburn and was their first win since beating Sorrento 3-2 in round 1.

It was a tight affair in the first half with both teams able to find the back of the net, but Cockburn held the slight 2-1 advantage at the main break.

The game blew wide open in the second half with the home side taking the ascendancy and scoring three more times to record a comfortable win.

Armadale found themselves on the wrong end of their high scoring match, going down to Inglewood United 4-3.

A slow start proved costly for Armadale as Inglewood slammed home four goals in the first half to put the game almost beyond reach.

Armadale fought back in the second half, kicking three goals themselves while keeping their opponents from finding the back of the net again, but it proved too little too late as the visitors ran away with the points.

After 7 rounds Cockburn sit 9th on the NPLWA ladder while Armadale is in 10th.

The two teams will go head-to-head from 3pm, May 4 at Alfred Skeet Reserve, Forrestdale.