Our local sides will host matches to kick off round 3 of the SBL season.
Lakeside will play Kalamunda at the Lakeside Recreation Centre from 8.30pm tonight, while across town Cockburn will play the Perry Lakes Hawks at Wally Hagan Stadium at the same time.
Cockburn will then go into recovery mode, with a match the following night.
They play the Joondalup Wolves at the Joondalup Basketball Stadium from 8pm.
In the women’s division, the Cougars will host the Hawks at home tonight from 6.30pm.
Across town in North Lake, Lakeside will be playing Kalamunda.
The Cougars will hit the court again on Saturday when they play Joondalup Wolves at the Joondalup Basketball Stadium.
Tip-off is 6pm.
SOUTH Fremantle will be up against it to get back to winning ways this weekend.
The Bulldogs – currently 1-1 after two rounds – head to Rushton Park on Saturday to tackle last year’s premiers, Peel Thunder.
The hosts are building momentum after a 17-point win over East Perth in a low-scoring encounter to kick off the season, before destroying East Fremantle by 86 points last week.
The Bulldogs have won 16 of 20 contests between the two sides at the venue, although Peel was too classy during the last match between the two teams – a preliminary final the Thunder won by 39 points.
The first bounce is at 2.15pm.
After last week’s 14-goal loss, East Fremantle has a week off.
After a solid round 1 performance against one of the 2016 finalists, the Fremantle Hockey Club’s premier men will be pushing to keep the run going against the WASPS this weekend.
Both teams recorded strong wins in their opening game, Fremantle a 2-1 defeat of UWA and the WASPS a 3-0 win over Melville.
Fremantle’s premier men will take on the WASPS at the Perth Hockey Stadium from 7pm tonight.
Cockburn City will be looking to stamp themselves as a 2017 contender in their weekend match-up against Joondalup ECU.
Currently fourth with three wins and two draws from their six games, Cockburn will be using the home-ground advantage and a more aggressive playing style to try and get a win against their 12th-placed opponents.
Gian Albano has been vital for the Cockerels, scoring four of their 11 goals this season, and if Joondalup ECU cannot contain him, the game will be over quickly.
Cockburn City will host Joondalup ECU at Dalmatinac Park from 3pm on April 1.