Basketball: Cockburn lose two home games to finish bottom of top eight

Cockburn had a bad weekend, losing two home games.
Cockburn had a bad weekend, losing two home games.

BASKETBALL

Two home losses to the Kalamunda Eastern Suns over the weekend have seen the Cockburn men’s and women’s teams just scrape into the bottom end of the top eight ahead of this weekend’s quarter finals.

The women have finished the season in eighth spot after going down 90-84, despite a strong 28-point haul from import Kersten Mitchell and will now take on ladder-leaders Perry Lakes in a best-of three quarter final series.

The men have finished seventh after their 107-101 loss.

Jalen Billups dominated in the paint with 31 points and Seva Chan also found plenty of the net with 21 points of his own.

The Cougar men will take on Joondalup in the quarter finals.

Friday night was a lot happier across town with both of Lakeside’s teams getting the win over the Willetton Tigers.

Lakeside’s women will be a force this finals series, finishing in third place after an 87-84 win.

Ashleigh Grant showed why she was an important player on the Perth Lynx team, scoring 27 points in the tight game while Sydnee Fipps backed up with 25.

They will take on Joondalup in the quarter finals.

Despite just missing out on the finals, the Lakeside men finished their season with a bang with a comfortable 93-81 win over the first-placed Tigers.

James Padgett netted 21 points while Rowan Mackenzie and Corey Shervill scored 19 each.

FOOTBALL

Subiaco’s near-perfect season has continued after it stretched its hot streak to 16 wins with a 61-point demolition of East on Saturday.

Exciting prospect Liam Ryan and Bradley Stevenson booted five goals each to see the Lions to a 19.8 (122) to 9.7 (61) win at East Fremantle Oval.

Adam Cockie and Max Walters were great around the ground, with each recording 27 disposals in the win.

For the Sharks, Dion Anthony kicked three goals while Jonathon Marsh continued his impressive year with a game-high 36 disposals, capping the performance with a goal.

South Fremantle have continued their domination of West Perth this season, beating them 126-79.

The Bulldogs have dominated the Falcons in all three games this year, their other results also blowouts with margins of 47 points and 103 points.

Cory Dell-Olio and debutant Matthew Parker kicked four goals each for South Fremantle while Ben Saunders and Jake Florenca also contributed with three each.

Haiden Schloithe and Tim Kelly picked up 29 and 28 disposals respectively.

South Fremantle are now sitting comfortably in second, three games clear of Peel Thunder in third but still three games behind ladder leaders Subiaco.

HOCKEY

Fremantle Hockey Club has gone down twice at the hands of Curtin University over the weekend.

The still winless Magpie women were unable to stop their opponents, going down 7-2 in what was their biggest loss in eight weeks.

Karri McMahon and Madeleine Ratcliffe were the goal scorers for Fremantle.

Fremantle’s men hold onto fifth position on the ladder despite going down to Curtin 2-1.

The Magpies were 2-0 down at halftime before clawing one back off the stick of Khan Riley in the second, but despite fighting hard they were unable to score again.

SOCCER

Cockburn City has gone down to Sorrento 2-1 in a tough away game.

Despite a couple of great chances that just couldn’t find the back of the net, Cockburn were down 2-0 closing in on the end of the game when Liam Murray finally scored in the 90th minute mark.

The team just couldn’t get enough of a run going to get the equaliser, recording their eighth loss of the season and slipping to ninth.

Cockburn coach Scott Miller said his young side was competitive most of the match but couldn’t get the job done.

“Sorrento is a great football club, they’ve obviously played the three games in a week,” he said.

“You could see them struggling, but I thought their defending was outstanding.”