Basketball: Kalamunda Eastern Suns boosted ahead of Perth Redbacks clash with road win over Goldfields Giants


Logan Viskovich in action. Picture: Belinda Pike
Logan Viskovich in action. Picture: Belinda Pike

KALAMUNDA Eastern Suns men enjoyed their State Basketball League road trip to Kalgoorlie last Saturday night ahead of big matches this Saturday against Perth Redbacks ahead of Monday’s All-Star Games.

Kalamunda’s men made quite a statement in Kalgoorlie beating the Goldfields Giants 128-106 to improve to a 6-9 record on the season to remain in playoff contention.

It was an impressive performance from the Eastern Suns with Logan Viskovich delivering a career-best performance with 35 points on the back of shooting 11-13 from the field, 7-8 from three-point range and 6-7 from the foul line.

Courtney Belger added 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for Kalamunda with Kevin Davis contributing 19 points and eight boards, Ryan Blanchett 14 points, five rebounds and four assists, Louis Timms 12 points and six boards, and Kerrod Horn six points and eight assists.

The Kalamunda women’s team had a bye with no WSBL team in Kalgoorlie and it sets the stage for a terrific challenge for both Suns outfits this Saturday night against the Redbacks at Ray Owen Sports Centre.

The Suns women are currently in fifth position at 8-4 and they come up against a Redbacks team who is fourth at 9-4 so a win could put Kalamunda in a good spot to compete for a top four position.

The Eastern Suns men play the third-placed defending champion Redbacks who possess plenty of talent led by Shawn Redhage, Lee Roberts, Michael Vigor, Joel Wagner, Ben Smith, Mo Barrow and Jackson Hussey.

That all leads into the SBL All-Star Games on Monday at Bendat Basketball Centre with Kalamunda represented by Alex Ciabattoni, Jennie Rintala, Jewel Williams, Kevin Davis and Courtney Belger.

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