With just four rounds to go, Lakeside has the chance to make a charge towards the playoffs with two massive matches lined up this weekend.
The Lightning will travel to Warwick Stadium Friday night to take on the finals-bound Stirling.
Tip-off against the seventh-placed Senators is 8.30pm.
The Lightning will back up on Sunday afternoon when they host the South West Slammers.
The Slammers have been impressive this year, with their 12-8 record earning them fifth spot on the SBL table.
Play starts 5pm.
A win for Cockburn at Niels Hansen Basketball Stadium on Saturday could have the Cougars challenging for fourth spot.
It is their only match for the weekend.
Tip-off is at 8pm.
In the women’s division, Lakeside will tackle the Senators, with the winner claiming third position on the table.
Play begins 6.30pm Friday at Warwick Stadium.
The Lightning will play again on Sunday when they host the ninth-placed Slammers at 3pm.
Cockburn’s women have a bye.
South Fremantle returns from the bye to battle the dangerous Claremont at Claremont Oval on Saturday.
Despite losing a close one to Peel last week, the Tigers are in good form having won three straight prior to that and sit ready to pounce just outside the top five.
The Bulldogs are in second position on the WAFL table with a 9-4 record, boosted by big wins in their previous two matches.
The first bounce is 1.40pm.
Struggling East Fremantle will travel to Bassendean Oval on Saturday to tackle fourth-placed Swan Districts.
The Sharks have one win from 13 starts.
The Swans enter the match off the back of two wins and are firmly entrenched in the finals race.
Bounce-down is 2.15pm.
Cockburn City could inch a little closer to the NPLWA top four with a win over ECU Joondalup this weekend.
Sitting seventh on the ladder, just one spot and two points above their opponents, it is a make or break game for the local side.
A loss could see Cockburn slide a spot back down the ladder, while a win could see them jump to sixth if Joondalup United go down to Inglewood United.
While both teams have conceded an almost equal amount of goals, ECU Joondalup have been far superior up front, finding the back of the net 40 times compared to Cockburn’s 26.
Cockburn City will play ECU Joondalup from 3pm on July 8 at ECU Joondalup Football Stadium.