Rockingham Flames defeat Lakeside Lightning in third consecutive win of NBL1 West season
Rockingham Flames have taken home the win for three weeks in a row after a strong start to the NBL1 West men’s season.
The Flames took on Lakeside Lightning for game three at Mike Barnett Sport Complex on Friday with a strong offense from both teams.
The Flames put up 26 points to 20 in the opening quarter, serving a match that was not to be missed.
Despite absences from Ryan Godfrey, Justin Beard and former Wildcats Tom Jervis and Greg Hire, Rockingham remained undefeated as former NBL players Devondrick Walker and Marshall Nelson stepped up to score a combined 57 points for the Flames.
An import from the South East Melbourne Phoenixes, Devondrick Walker racked up a total of 32 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals in a massive display of dominance.
Former Cairns Taipan Marshall Nelson’s 25 points was nothing to sneeze at either, also producing 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals for Rockingham.
Heading into half-time Lakeside were on the hunt for their first win of 2022 at just five points down and by the third quarter they were just trailing at 25 to Rockingham’s 29 — not prepared to give the Flames an easy win by any means.
While the Lightning won the rebound battle with 43 boards to 36, it was the Flames who took the win 99-91.
An impressive game for round three from both teams with only a few points separating them, the Rockingham Flames took home the win, proving they are the team to watch out for this season.
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