Rockingham Flames continue major winning streak with no signs of slowing down

Tyra PetersSound Telegraph
Rockingham Flames’ Greg Hire (left) and Ryan Godfrey.
Camera IconRockingham Flames’ Greg Hire (left) and Ryan Godfrey. Credit: Facebook

Rockingham Flames secured their ninth win for this NBL1 West season after defeating the Kalamunda Eastern Suns at the Ray Owen Sports Centre on Saturday night.

In honour of last week’s NBL1 Mental Health Round, the Flames wore specially designed uniforms to mark the occasion in conjunction with A Stitch in Time to help raise awareness for mental health.

Rockingham Flames’ Greg Hire and Justin Beard were back for round 10, proving to be an advantage as it didn’t take long for the team to lead 30-19 by quarter-time.

Devondrick Walker and Marshall Nelson continued to put numbers up this game, by half-time Rockingham were in the lead by 22 points with a score of 59-39.

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Rockingham Flames take home another win beating Kalamunda Eastern Suns 108-75.
Camera IconRockingham Flames take home another win beating Kalamunda Eastern Suns 108-75. Credit: Facebook

By the end of the fourth term Rockingham would lead by 33 points, before taking home the big win with a score of 108-75, making this their fourth win in a row, and a 9-2 win-loss record for the season. Kalamunda slips to 2-10 following the loss.

Nelson again put on a show, ending the evening with 27 points for the Flames, five rebounds and four assists on 10/16 shooting from the field.

MVP Walker had another strong game putting up 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals, while Beard played his first game of the season and putting up 16 points.

Tom Jervis added 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Hire had 10 points, 12 boards and five assists.

Albert Almanza top-scored for Kalamunda with 17 points and five rebounds while Reece Maxwell finished with 14 points and five boards, and Cooper Lowe 10 points and six rebounds.

Rockingham Flames will take on the Perry Lakes Hawks at 8.30 pm, June 24 at Bendat Basketball Centre at 8.30 pm.

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