Next Generation: Under-18s Update
Under-18s Championship Girls
The Mandurah Magic and Kalamunda Eastern Suns Blue played out an absolute thriller; Mandurah’s Jaide Britton knocking down the late game winner to hand the Magic victory, 61-59.
Five Lakeside players scored in double-figures, as the Lightning defeated the Cockburn Cougars, despite an impressive 22 points from Cockburn’s Mackenzie Taylor.
Tia Morgan scored 20 points in the Perry Lakes Hawks’ victory over the East Perth Eagles, while the Willetton Tigers shared the scoring load in their victory over the Rockingham Flames.
Perth Redbacks Red remained undefeated with a victory over the Stirling Senators, as the Joondalup Wolves earned their first win of the season against Perth Redbacks Black.
Under-18s Championship Boys
Lakeside’s Matthew Teale (36 points) and Mandurah’s Marshall Kearing (24 points) traded buckets, as the Lightning defeated the Magic, 85-76.
The Rockingham Flames stormed home to defeat the Willetton Tigers, using a 10-0 run to claim the narrow victory, 82-81.
Rockingham’s Lachlan McGillivray scored the final eight points of the game, while teammate Australian Croc Luke Travers scored 22 points, as the Flames remained unbeaten in the early stages of the season.
Travers’ WA Metro teammate Derek Igbenoba led Cockburn with 25 points, as the Cougars defeated Joondalup, despite 20 points from the Wolves’ Kye Chamberlain.
Thomas Thorup scored 25 points for the Perry Lakes Hawks, who finished the weekend atop the ladder after a victory over the East Perth Eagles.
Four players scored in double-digits for the Stirling Senators, who closed on a 6-0 run to defeat the Perth Redbacks, 90-87, despite 23 points from Perth’s Dylan Vilardi.