COCKBURN extended its winning run to eight following an entertaining clash with Rockingham Flames at Wally Hagan Stadium on Saturday night.
Marcus Goode scored a season-high 40 points in the 130-122 win, adding 21 rebounds, three assists and two steals to an all-round performance.
The US import had plenty of support with Julian Pesava scoring 27, Rhett Della Maddalena 25, and Daniel Thomas 22.
For the visitors, Cooper Land scored 30 points at 64 per cent, Taylor Land netted 25 points and Ryan Godfrey scored 20.
The Cougars sit equal top of the table with Joondalup Wolves.
Across town, Lakeside slumped to its 13th straight loss.
The Lightning was beaten 99-87, despite 25 points from TJ Hallice and 23 from Daniel Alexander.
In the women’s division Cockburn lost its third straight match after going down to Rockingham 89-68.
Candace Williams scored 29 points but ultimately it was not enough.
Lakeside had a bye.
SOUTH Fremantle has slipped to second on the WAFL table after a 16-point loss to East Perth.
The Bulldogs were beaten 12.14 (86) to 9.16 (70), despite Mason Shaw booting five goals.
Jack Redden and Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls booted three goals each for the Royals. Redden also had 28 disposals.
Brant Colledge had a game-high 32 disposals and added one goal.
Their skipper promised more bite leading into the match but East Fremantle’s mid-season slump continued with a 17.20 (122) to 7.10 (52) loss to West Perth.
Falcons player Michael Lourey booted a game-high five goals while former Sharks forward Max Duffy kicked four.
Shane Nelson tallied 36 disposals and kicked one goal.
For the Sharks, Liam Anthony gathered 27 disposals while Brock O’Brien led the scoring with two goals.
The Sharks are in fourth place on the table.
IT was a big win for the Fremantle Hockey Club’s ladder-topping Promotion 1 women, taking down Whitfords 5-1 on Saturday afternoon.
The Magpies jumped out of the blocks early, scoring twice within the first 10 minutes, and the result never looked in doubt after that.
Fremantle’s league men snapped a three game losing streak with a 1-1 draw against Hale, courtesy of a Niall Stott goal.
Both teams will have a bye this weekend.
Soccer (NPL WA)
JUST days after discovering they will play Melbourne Knights in the FFA Cup Round of 32, Cockburn City received a reality check in the form of a 3-0 drubbing to Stirling Lions on Saturday.
It was not a great day for the local team, unable to find the back of the net themselves while the defensive line failed to stop three goals going the other way.
The scoreline flattered Cockburn, with Stirling missing a number of goals to extend their lead further.
The frustration showed among the players, with Harry O’Brien, Nathan De Abreu and Blake Adams all shown yellow cards.
Cockburn coach Scott Miller said it was a performance to forget.
“I thought we were reactionary today, I thought we were a bit intimidated,” he said.
“I thought Stirling were very good and dominated all over the park.”