Three local teams started the SBL finals but just one remains after both the Cockburn Cougars men and women went down in the quarter finals on the weekend.
The Lakeside Lightning women are the only local team to progress to the SBL semi final after downing Joondalup 73-56 in game two of the quarter finals on Saturday.
They beat the Wolves 76-58 in game 1 last week.
Ali Schwagmeyer was dominant again with a game high 23 points, ably supported by Ashleigh Grant with 17.
Lakeside will take on Mandurah Magic in the best of three semi final.
Coach Craig Mansfield said he was happy with his team’s performance to get past last year’s grand finalists.
“There’s definitely room for improvement and there’s a lot of looking at game film for me now from that game because the Wolves and Mandurah have some similarities,” he said.
So I’ll look for things we can do better. Last time we went down to Mandurah they beat us pretty well, so I’ll have a look at that.”
Cockburn’s men pushed Joondalup to a decider after coming away with a 112-90 home win on Friday night.
After going down 90-83 in game one, the Cougars took to the court with redemption in mind, led ably by Jalen Billups with 26 points and Rhett Della with 24.
But they were unable to back it up in Joondalup the following night, going down 86-65 in the decider despite another big game from Della and Billups with 22 and 20 points each.
The Cockburn women were unable to force the third game against ladder leaders Perry Lakes, going down 85-61 in game two.
As with their 83-68 loss in game one they were in it at half time, down just five points, but were unable to keep with the Hawks in the second half.
Lindsey Doucette and Brianna Moyes fought hard throughout, scoring 17 and 14 points respectively.
SOUTH Fremantle locked up second spot on the ladder with just two rounds to go after a convincing 93-61 win over Claremont on Saturday.
The Bulldogs led from the outset with a blistering six goals to one opening quarter and were never too challenged for the remainder of the game.
It was their eighth straight win.
Cory Dell-Olio booted four goals while Tim Kelly again impressed through the midfield, raking in 24 disposals.
With just two rounds to go, South Fremantle have the bye next week before a round 23 match-up with Peel Thunder.
Despite leading 32-14 at half time, a scoreless third quarter left East Fremantle unable to secure their third win of the season, going down to West Perth 63-50.
East Fremantle’s seven goals were scored by seven different players.
Dion Anthony and Jonathon Marsh tried hard around the field, picking up 32 and 28 disposals respectively.
It was a double hit for Fremantle Hockey Club against Hale with both the premier 1 men and women losing on Saturday afternoon.
Hale’s men were 3-0 up at the 53rd minute mark before Fremantle fought back, scoring twice via Mark Ellis (58th minute) and Josh White (69th) to bring it back to 3-2.
Unfortunately the Magpies were unable to find a third goal to force a draw, recording just their second loss in the last five games.
Despite the loss, the men have retained fifth spot on the ladder with just two games to go.
Fremantle’s women suffered another loss in 2017, going down 7-2.
Still without a win, the Magpies played bravely but were no match for their higher ranked opponents.
Fremantle’s goals came courtesy of Leanne Tilbee (5th minute) and Lauren Austin (67th).
Ladder leaders Inglewood United proved why they are favourites to take out the competition with a 2-0 win over Cockburn City on Saturday afternoon.
Despite trying hard and with a number of close misses, Cockburn were unable to find the back of the net and instead watched as Inglewood went 1-0 up at half time, which doubled to 2-0 in the 63rd minute.
With just two games to go before the season ends, the eighth placed Cockburn are now playing for pride and one or two more ladder positions.