Lightning teams fail to strike twice

A Belmont Bomber player takes on his Carlisle Cougars opponent.
A Belmont Bomber player takes on his Carlisle Cougars opponent.

Centre Marita Payne top-scored for the Redbacks with 18 along with a huge 24 rebounds.

Forward Jess Jakens scored 13 and had seven rebounds, while point-guard Gabby O’Sullivan scored 12 and had three assists.

The Redbacks’ women lost their second game of the weekend against Kalamunda Eastern Suns 51-60.

Point guard Rachel Lisch was their highest scorer with 14 and eight assists.

Payne scored 10 and had 13 rebounds, while forward Tarsha Fletcher also scored 10.

The Redbacks’ women’s team now has four wins and six losses and is in eighth place in the 12-team competition.

The Redbacks’ men’s team lost their first game of the weekend 90-125 against the top-placed Lakeside Lightning.

They bounced back the next night to beat the Kalamunda Eastern Suns 110-91.

The Redbacks’ Men’s team now has seven wins and five losses and is in sixth-place in the 14-team competition.

The action continues this Saturday when the Redbacks meet Cockburn Cougars at the Wally Hagan Stadium in Hamilton Hill, with the women’s game tipping off at 6pm and the men’s game at 8pm.