Eagles win in hostile territory

On Friday night the Eagles travelled south to Mandurah to face a hostile crowd as they played the Magic.

Mandurah came out firing, scoring the first 10 points before East Perth could even manage a point.

Then with less than three minutes in the first quarter, East Perth’s injury problems worsened with star shooting guard Jarrod Balcombe leaving the game with a bad knee injury.

But the Eagles rallied, largely behind the outstanding efforts of Tom Jervis, who recorded a season best 39 points and 14 rebounds.

The Eagles broke the lead out to 11 points at half time and were able to hold on to the end, winning 101 to 93.

The next night they were back at home against the Willetton Tigers and the Eagles came out the gates firing, scoring 40 points in the first quarter o lead by 19 at the first break

The margin extended to 32 points before another injury, this time to rookie Brighton Pass, who left the game with a sprained ankle.

But the Tigers never looked like recovering and East Perth’s momentum didn’t sway as they ended up winning 130 to 102.

East Perth will now travel to Bunbury to face the Slammers in a fight for ladder position. Winning should guaranteea top four place.