EAST Perth Basketball Association’s senior teams faced stiff competition against Mandurah Magic at the weekend.
The Eagles women’s team lost to the ladder-leading Magic by 18 points, marking the Magic’s smallest winning margin of the season.
Nicole Jorre St Jorre continues to set a high standard for her East Perth teammates finishing with 22 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists.
Kaylee Kilpatrick added 13 points and three rebounds for the Eagles.
Assistant coach Bill Edwards said the team went in with a game plan and a “renewed focus”.
“Our captain Nicole Jorre St Jorre showed strong leadership and we surprised the Magic with our intensity,” he said.
“We have a renewed sense of confidence to now move forward in the season.”
Meanwhile, the Eagles men suffered a shock 107-96 loss to Magic, handing the Mandurah team its first win of the season.
Eagles star Kevin Davis fought hard scoring 33 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Other scorers for Eagles were Drew Williamson (21 points), Mason Bragg (10), Kevin Anthony (nine) and Corey Easley (eight).
Next week’s round is a double header, with the Eagles playing away at Rockingham against the Flames on Friday followed by a home game at the Morley Sport and Recreation Centre on Saturday against Perry Lakes Hawks.