SBL: near-upset to fire up Kalamunda Suns ahead of Perry Lakes clash

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KALAMUNDA will look to rattle another top eight contender when it faces Perry Lakes after giving league leaders Willetton a scare in the State Basketball League.

The Eastern Suns (13th) face the Hawks (eighth) in a regional clash at Northam Recreation Centre on Saturday.

Kalamunda nearly caused one of the upsets of the season against the Tigers last weekend, closing a 20-point half time deficit to take the lead in the final quarter but fell short 96-91 at Willetton Basketball Stadium.

A spread of contributions from Kerrod Horn (28 points, seven rebounds), Courtney Belger (22 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists) and William Brandenberg (21 points, five rebounds) highlighted an impressive team effort away from home.

The same could not be said for the women’s contest with fifth-placed Willetton thrashing 10th-placed Kalamunda 93-45.

Only Melissa Moyle reached double figures for the visitors, scoring 14 points.

It doesn’t get any easier for the women up against league leaders Perry Lakes this weekend.

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