Flames remain unbeatable for another week

Tyra PetersThe West Australian
Rockingham Flames come out to play securing another massive victory.
Camera IconRockingham Flames come out to play securing another massive victory. Credit: Supplied

The Rockingham Flames added another win to their belt with a 23-point victory against the East Perth Eagles on Saturday night.

The Flames were back at home for the round nine clash playing at Mike Barnett Sports Complex and despite star Greg Hire missing another game, Rockingham was out to keep its winning streak strong.

Rockingham had a strong start with Marshall Nelson scoring the first dunk, which set the tone for the first quarter.

Rockingham scored 17 straight points during the first quarter with a 25-16 point lead at quarter-time and East Perth immediately knew this would be no easy game from here.

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The Flames went on another streak, scoring 14 straight points in the second period to lead 53-34 at half-time.

The Flames' Devondrick Walker takes a shot.
Camera IconThe Flames' Devondrick Walker takes a shot. Credit: Facebook

The gap only increased with a further 34 points in the third quarter after another 11-0 run for Rockingham on their home floor.

To East Perth’s credit, they did keep fighting and even scored 16 consecutive points in the fourth quarter, but were no match for Rockingham with the final score 98-75.

The victory improves the Flames to an 8-2 record to move into second spot after nine rounds while the Eagles are now 1-9 and desperate for the arrival of former grand final MVP Lee Roberts.

Devondrick Walker continued his push for an NBL contract and to be NBL1 West MVP with another 26 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in the win for Rockingham on the back of shooting 9/13 from the field and 7/10 from three-point territory.

Marshall Nelson also finished with 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals, Harry Bowater 12 points, four boards, four steals and three assists and Tom Jervis 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Travis Durnin also delivered 12 points and six rebounds for the Flames and Brendan Redhead 10 points and four assists.

Nic Filpo was the top scorer for East Perth with 16 points on 4/9 shooting from downtown with Justin King finishing with 14 points and eight rebounds, Mateo Campbell with nine points and five boards and Jarrad Anastasio with eight points.

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