It wasn’t the night the Cockburn Cougars were after in Rockingham on Saturday night as part of Round 7 in the NBL1 West competition as championship winner Seva Chan celebrated his 250th game.
Both Cougars teams made the trip to Mike Barnett Sports Complex on Saturday night to take on the Rockingham Flames, but neither were able to come away with the victory.
The Cockburn women suffered just their second defeat of the 2022 NBL1 West season with Rockingham winning 90-82 on their home floor.
The Cougars men also fell to a fourth successive defeat with the Flames ending up prevailing 82-63.
Cockburn will have the chance to bounce back in both competitions this coming Saturday evening with the Cougars hosting the Perth Redbacks at Wally Hagan Stadium.
The Rockingham Flames produced their best performance of the NBL1 West Women’s season to date to stop the winning run of the Cockburn Cougars on Saturday night.
Starting with the women’s clash on Saturday night, Rockingham was back home looking to continue building some momentum after two straight wins prior to last week’s bye while Cockburn came into the clash on an impressive four-game winning streak.
It was a tight first half with the Flames leading by just the three points at quarter-time before a 6-0 run during the second period helped them lead by double-figures and go into the half-time break on top 50-39.
Rockingham then further outscored Cockburn 23 points to 17 in the third quarter and that set up the eventual 90-82 victory to see them improve to 4-3 on the season after seven rounds while the Cougars are now 5-2.
Alina Hartmann ended up top-scoring for Cockburn as their four-game winning streak came to an end. Hartmann ended the evening with 19 points and three rebounds while shooting 8/13 from the floor.
Kat Tudor had an efficient night with 17 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists, but she only took nine shots for the night. She made the most of them, hitting six and going 4/6 from beyond the three-point line.
Jessie Edwards added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Cougars, Jesni Cooper seven points and five boards, and Jewel Williams 12 points and seven assists.
Then in the men’s clash, the Cougars were also attempting to snap their three-game losing slide, but it was Rockingham who started on fire with 24 points to 11 in the opening quarter.
The Flames extended that advantage to 41-27 by half-time and then went on with the job in the second half to end up winning 82-63.
The victory improves Rockingham to a 6-2 record on the season by the end of Round 7 while Cockburn is now 4-4 having won its first four matches and now having lost the past four.
Gavin Field once again top-scored for Cockburn with 18 points on 8/13 shooting from the field with Paschal Chukwu contributing 11 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots on 5/6 shooting.
Carter Skaggs added nine points and six rebounds for the Cougars, Josh Hunt seven points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals, and Nathan Pond six points and six rebounds.