Rockingham Flames come back with two wins in 24 hours against Slammers and Suns
The Rockingham Flames have come back with a vengeance after their win against the South West Slammers on Friday night and another less than 24 hours later against the Kalamunda Eastern Suns.
Rockingham came out strong on Friday night against the South West Slammers with stars Greg Hire, Devondrick Walker, Marshall Nelson and Ryan Godfrey in the starting group.
The South West held their own against the Flames with both teams neck-and-neck by quarter time at 21-21.
The Flames began to pull away in the second quarter as NBL import Walker showcased his talent at the net. The former South East Melbourne Phoenix player racked up a total 32 points, 13 rebounds, four steals and two assists throughout the game.
At half-time, Rockingham had the edge over the Slammers at 45-41.
While the Slammers hoped to gain their first win of the season at home ground Eaton Recreation Centre, the Flames proved too strong and took the game away from the South West side as they scored 20 points in the third quarter.
South West put up a fight but were ultimately let down, scoring only 13 points in the third quarter — leaving the game 87-74 to Rockingham.
Alongside Walker, former Cairns Taipan Marshall Nelson put up 16 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Flames.
On Saturday night, the Flames took out another win against the Kalamunda Eastern Suns at home.
Rockingham rode their winning streak from the previous night, comfortably leading 38-16 at quarter time thanks to Walker’s 15 points within the quarter.
The Eastern Suns put up a fight and in the fourth quarter outscored the Flames but ultimately Rockingham prevailed with an impressive 105-93.
Former Perth Wildcat Greg Hire racked up 14 points and 13 rebounds while Tom Jervis scored 15 points and five boards. Walker and Nelson secured the major win with 33 points and 20 points, respectively, throughout the game.
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