State Football – WA vs Tasmania
WESTERN Australia cruised to a 134-point win over Tasmania in the state clash held at Bassendean Oval on Saturday.
Claremont’s Jye Bolton claimed the Simpson Medal for his best on ground performance in the 24.14 (164) to 4.6 (30) win.
The Black Swans led by three goals at the first break but accelerated heavily from there to lead by ten at half time.
Fifteen goals to three in the second half powered the hosts to a massive win.
Bolton (24) gathered 46 disposals, took 12 marks and booted two goals.
East Fremantle speedster Brett Peake booted seven, followed closely by South Fremantle power forward Ben Saunders who kicked six.
For Tasmania, Jobi Harper gathered 34 disposals. Teammate Jake Cox had 33.
Former Adelaide Crows forward Ian Callinan kicked two goals for the visitors.
How our local players faired.
East Fremantle: Andrew Stephen (13 disposals, three inside 50s), Brett Peake (15 disposals, seven goals).
South Fremantle: Ashton Hams (29 disposals, three tackles, four inside 50s, one goal), Ryan Cook (14 disposals, 11 marks, one goal), Tim Kelly (14 disposals, five marks, three inside 50s, one goal), Ben Saunders (13 disposals, four marks, six goals), Marlion Pickett (12 disposals, three inside 50s).
State Basketball League
COCKBURN Cougars had a successful round of SBL, winning both games over the weekend.
On Friday, Marcus Goode scored 35 to help the Cougars to victory over East Perth Eagles 100-93.
They backed up on Saturday with a big win over Kalamunda.
Goode scored 23 to lead his side to a 130-94 win over the Suns at Ray Owen Sports Centre.
Lakeside was less successful, losing both its games.
Lakeside fell 103-77 against Willetton on Friday, and lost to the Eagles 110-85 on Sunday.
In the women’s division, Lakeside claimed both its games.
The Lightning beat Willetton 91-75 and held off the Eagles 70-59.
Cockburn smashed the Eagles 80-47 on Friday and snuck home against Kalamunda 88-82.
COCKBURN City Soccer Club came crashing back to earth with a 4-2 drubbing at the hands of Balcatta over the weekend.
Running on a five game unbeaten streak, eighth-placed Cockburn went into match against their sixth-placed opponents full of confidence.
That confidence got a boost early when Cockburn took the ascendancy in the sixth minute courtesy of a near-impossible corner kick from Cameron Edwards that deflected off the far post into the back of the net.
It did not take long for their dreams to be shattered as Balcatta went on to net all four of their goals before the half time break.
The only consolation for Cockburn came from a Julian Teles goal in injury time.
Cockburn coach Scott Miller said his team were off in the first half and paid for it.
“The whole first half we looked like a team who was very tired,” he said.
“They were a team who was up and at it; they wanted the win a lot more than us today.
“Whether it was fatigue from playing a few games, you can’t use that as an excuse because you want to be playing those games.
“But it definitely looked like it to us.”
TOP of the ladder UWA asserted its authority over the Fremantle Hockey Club’s league men on the weekend, smashing the Magpies 9-2.
A week off did wonders for UWA, who showed why it is yet to lose a game this season with a dominant display over the local team.
Fremantle’s promotion 1 women faired better, beating the Peel Rebels 4-1 to keep their place on top of the ladder.