Rockingham Flames secure win against Willetton Tigers

Tyra PetersSound Telegraph
Devondrick Walker claimed MVP this season.
Camera IconDevondrick Walker claimed MVP this season. Credit: Facebook

Rockingham Flames brought the heat following Saturday night’s win over Willetton Tigers at the Willetton Basketball Stadium.

The Flames have maintained there top-two position in recent weeks and with play-offs right around the corner they’re a top contender this season.

Despite absences from Marshall Nelson and Greg Hire, the Flames still had too much firepower for the struggling Tigers to maintain second spot.

Both teams went on their own 10-0 scoring runs in the first quarter, but by quarter-time Rockingham was leading 25-20.

Willetton turned things around in the second quarter by outscoring Rockingham 24 points to 20 and the Flames only clung to a narrow 45-44 advantage.

The Flames worked their way on top throughout the second half to open up a 16-point lead during the final term on the way to the 88-76 victory.

It’s a fifth consecutive win for the Flames and improves them to a 16-4 record for the season, while the Tigers have now lost five straight to be out of the finals race at 6-14.

Devondrick Walker claimed his MVP award this season finishing with 28 points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals for Rockingham.

Travis Durnin added 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals, Ryan Godfrey 18 points and four boards, and 198-game veteran and 218-game NBL star Tom Jervis just missing a triple-double with nine points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Michael Vigor finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and three assists for Willetton with Travis Fee contributing 19 points, seven assists and four boards, Tom Gerovich 16 points and four rebounds, and Hunter Clarke 11 points, six boards and four assists.

In round 17 the Rockingham Flames take on the Perth Redbacks at the Mike Barnett Sports Complex on Saturday, August 6.

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