Basketball: Lakeside bumped from SBL race

East Fremantle's Jonathon Marsh kicks the ball during clash with Swan Districts on Saturday. Picture: Phil Elliott/ PixEll Photography
East Fremantle's Jonathon Marsh kicks the ball during clash with Swan Districts on Saturday. Picture: Phil Elliott/ PixEll Photography


Lakeside has been bumped from the State Basketball League race after losing its semi-final series with Mandurah.

Lakeside’s women’s team entered the weekend one game down in the best-of-three series but were able to push it to a deciding match with an 86 – 78 win at home on Friday.

Sydnee Fipps was the standout finishing with a game-high 30 points and eight rebounds as the hosts won 86 – 78.

But the Lightning were bundled out of the championship race the following night after Mandurah claimed game three and a grand final berth with a 67 – 61 win at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

Fipps was out of touch scoring eight points and shooting 21 per cent from the field, but she did manage to grab seven rebounds.

Ali Schwagmeyer was her side’s best scoring 26 points.

But Mandurah’s spread of scoring options overwhelmed the visitors, with Carly Boag (18 points), Briana Klasztorny (17) and Nici Gilday (15) proving hard to contain in a low-scoring encounter.


South Fremantle tuned up for the WAFL finals with a convincing victory while East Fremantle dodged the wooden spoon with a big win at the weekend.

Mason Shaw booted four goals to guide the Bulldogs to a 34-point win over Peel at Rushton Park on Saturday.

The 18.12 (120) to 12.14 (86) result had no impact on the ladder though, with the top three positions locked in prior to round 23.

The second-placed Bulldogs will host the Thunder, third, this week at home in a qualifying final.

Cross-town rivals East Fremantle ensured it did not finish in last position after a 61-point win over finals-bound Swan Districts at Bassendean Oval.

Matthew Watson and Ryan Ambrose kicked three goals each and Sean Hanson was busy with 32 disposals as the Sharks finished the year with a 20.10 (130) to 10.9 (69) win.

The retiring Andrew Stephen gathered 17 disposals and kicked one goal.

It was just East Fremantle’s third win of the season.


Fremantle Hockey Club’s premier 1 men are in the finals after a strong 4-3 win over the Westside Wolves on Friday night.

A tight first half had both teams going into the main break with two goals a piece, Fremantle’s coming courtesy of Paul Nicholls and Dylan Hill.

However it was the second half where Fremantle put the foot down, scoring another two goals off the sticks of Khan Riley and Mark Ellis and tightening up the defence to run away with the win.

A loss to Vic Park ensured Fremantle finished fourth on the ladder heading into the finals.

Fremantle’s premier 1 women have capped off a disappointing season with their second consecutive win against the Westside Wolves.

Losing their first 16 games of the season, Fremantle have won the last two, including a 3-1 win over the Wolves on Friday night, to give them some form going into the promotion/relegation series where they will fight to remain in the premier league.

The weekend’s goals all came in the second half, with Jess Steele, Lauren Austin and Madi Ratcliffe all finding the back of the net.


COCKBURN City has ended their 2017 season with a 2-0 loss to Perth Glory.

The loss means Cockburn finish the season in ninth with eight wins and seven draws from their 26 games.

Cockburn City coach Scott Miller said he was pleased with the performance despite the result.

“Our performance was decent, we did well in patches but Glory were the better team on the day,” he said.

“It was nice to finish the season without having to worry about relegation, last year was much more tense.”