Basketball: Kalamunda Eastern Suns women rise to challenge in Mandurah

Basketball: Kalamunda Eastern Suns women rise to challenge in Mandurah

THE Kalamunda Eastern Suns men lost a heart-stopper in controversial circumstances on Saturday night while the women continued their impressive form against the Mandurah Magic.

The Eastern Suns hosted the Magic at Ray Owen Sports Centre in the State Basketball League, with the women’s team continuing to impress.

Mandurah started strongly against the Suns, but Kalamunda outscored the Magic 70-42 over the final three quarters to end up winning 83-60.

The win improved Kalamunda’s women to an 8-4 record in fifth position and it was on the back of 22 points, four rebounds and three steals from captain Jorjah Smith.

The men’s contest was a thriller that went right down to the wire, with Kalamunda big man Louis Timms hitting his sixth triple of the night with seven seconds remaining to tie scores at 100-apiece.

But Timms was then called for an unsportsmanlike foul on the inbound pass, with Frank Fimmano hitting one at the line.

Mandurah maintained possession and again an unsportsmanlike foul was called on the Suns and the game was over, with the Magic winning 101-100.

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