Devon Atkinson scored 31 points as Lakeside caused a boilover against East Perth Eagles at Morley Sport and Recreation Centre on Saturday night.
Atkinson led the charge with a bag of points while Darrell Morgan also got in on the action with 20 and James Padgett proved strong in the paint with nine rebounds as the Lightning recorded a 92 – 78 win.
The win snapped the Lightning’s two-game losing streak leaving them just outside the top eight on percentage.
It was a different result for Cockburn Cougars who were convincingly beaten 89-107 by Perth Redbacks at Wally Hagan Stadium on Saturday night.
Retired Perth Wildcats stalwart Shawn Redhage led the Redbacks to victory scoring 46 points and shooting at 64 per cent.
Adding to his impressive performance, Redhage reeled in 10 rebounds.
Benjamin Smith chimed in with 26 points to overwhelm the hosts.
Cockburn sharpshooter Gavin Field had a shocker, shooting at 17 per cent.
Import Jalen Billups led Cockburn’s scoring with 16 points and Seva Chan added 15.
In the women’s division, Lakeside moved into the top four with a big win over East Perth.
Ashleigh Grant and Sydnee Fipps scored 14 points each as the Lightning eased home 87-58 at Morley Sport and Recreation Centre.
The Lightning moved to a 5-3 record with the win.
Cockburn could not back up last week’s win, falling in a tight one against the Redbacks, 73-70.
Perth’s Emilee Harmon scored 27 points to lead the visitors to victory at Wally Hagan Stadium.
Brianna Moyes scored 16 for Cockburn.
Fremantle Hockey Club’s Darryl McCormick celebrated his 300th game in style on the weekend in a big 4-1 win over Curtin University.
After a goalless first half, Fremantle’s premier 1 team scored a flurry in the second with Matt Bird, Mark Ellis, Declan Spencer and Chad Giles all finding the net.
The win was Fremantle’s fourth from seven games and puts them within four points of ladder leaders Vic Park.
Fremantle’s premier 1 women showed improvement despite its third straight loss to start the season.
Fremantle went down 6-2 to Curtin University with goals to Ashlea Fey and Tasha Hagen, the first time this season the team has scored more than once.
Cockburn City will be ruing a last-minute lapse in concentration that allowed Inglewood United to steal a point on Saturday.
After going into half time 1-0 down Cockburn came out strongest in the second half, Daniel Robinson taking just five minutes to score before following up twelve minutes later with another to put the home team 2-1 up.
Cockburn looked set to keep the lead and the win until the 89th minute when Inglewood United’s Matthew Ntoumenopoulos got the ball past goalkeeper Luke Radonich.
Cockburn coach Scott Miller said he was disappointed with the result but pleased with the performance.
“We were brilliant; second-half they couldn’t live with us, that was probably the best that we’ve played,” he said.
“But saying that, (Inglewood is) a team that challenges for titles, a team that can absorb all that and still come away with a draw.”
Despite the draw, Cockburn dropped from sixth to seventh on the NPL WA ladder.