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Rockingham Flames win to Cockburn Cougars in Thursday night game

Tyra PetersSound Telegraph
Rockingham Flames men’s too strong for Cockburn Cougar after 108-101 victory.
Camera IconRockingham Flames men’s too strong for Cockburn Cougar after 108-101 victory. Credit: Facebook

The Rockingham Flames men’s team have continued to lead the way after defeating the Cockburn Cougars 108-101 at Wally Hagan Stadium last Thursday.

It was a close game on court as both teams battled it out, going point for point, but despite an outstanding performance from the Cougars they couldn’t quite catch on as the Flames went higher.

In the opening quarter the Cougars put up 30 points and stuck with the Flames throughout the evening, giving last year’s top team a run for their money.

But in the end the overall NBL1 national champs Rockingham showed Cockburn its season-winning quality, scoring 35 points in the fourth quarter to secure the night’s victory.

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Reigning league and club MVP Devondrick Walker had another 26 points in the win for the Flames while club favourite Marshall Nelson added 17 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds.

Jeremy Combs also secured 23 points, nine assists and eight boards, while Tom Jervis racked up 15 points and seven rebounds.

Cougars captain Gavin Field did what he could to lift his team with 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals on 7/13 shooting from three-point range, while Courtney Alexander II put up 20 points and five rebounds.

Round three will see the Rockingham Flames take on the East Perth Eagles at Herb Graham Recreation Centre on Saturday.

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