SBL: mixed fortunes for Magic men and women

SBL: mixed fortunes for Magic men and women

IT was another double-header in the State Basketball League for the Mandurah Magic over the weekend, with the women continuing their winning ways and the men coming up short.

The Round 13 action got underway on Friday night at Rockingham’s Mike Barnett Sports Complex with the Mandurah women scoring a commanding 81-60 victory.

Evergreen veteran Casey Mihovilovich led the way with 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Nici Gilday added 18 points with Carly Boag contributing 13 points and 14 rebounds, and Bree Klasztorny 12 points, four boards and three steals.

Then in the corresponding men’s clash, the Magic were on track for at the third win of the season leading Rockingham by as much as 15 points and still by 12 with two minutes remaining.

But it wasn’t to be with the Flames storming home to win 80-77.

Will McNeill again was the star, delivering another 36 points.

Saturday night was back at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre with the Magic women scoring another impressive win, beating the Cockburn Cougars 79-59 to improve to a 14-1 record and remain solid in second position behind the undefeated Perry Lakes Hawks.

Mandurah’s men couldn’t quite back up its impressive Friday night performance with the defending champion Cougars coming away with the 90-75 victory.

The Magic were without both Taylor Mullenax and Ricky Kreklow which made life difficult, but Tom Remmerswaal did all he could to fill the void with 18 points.

It’s another double-header for the Magic this weekend too and both are at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

It starts on Saturday night against the Lakeside Lightning and then the Willetton Tigers on Sunday.

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