Eagles bounce back

Eagles bounce back

East Perth led at every break, and at one point extended the lead to 17 points before finishing 108-95 winners over the visitors.

Drew Williamson found some strong form for the |Eagles with 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals.

Rookie Sunday Dech had 19 points and Michael Jones fouled out with 18.

Big man Tom Jervis was also in foul trouble early but finished strongly with nine points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.

For the Giants, Matthew Leske finished with 26 points and Jaycen Herring added 24 points.

The win ends a four-game losing streak, which is the worst run Adam Forde has had since taken over as head coach in 2011. ‘We started off the season really strong, which has helped us maintain our ladder position, Forde said.

‘But with finals right around the corner we need to get our act in gear.’

East Perth now sits fourth on the ladder with 12 wins and eight losses.

With six games remaining in the season, the Eagles must find some form if they wish to maintain a top four spot on the ladder and earn home court advantage in the finals.

The first challenge is Friday night when the Eagles face top of the table Lakeside Lighting at Morley Recreation.

The Lighting is coached by new Perth Wildcats lead assistant Andy Stewart.

Tip off is 8.30pm Friday night at Morley Recreation Centre.