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Rockingham Flames women defeated by Cockburn Cougars

Tyra PetersSound Telegraph
The Flames’ women cannot get a win yet this season.
Camera IconThe Flames’ women cannot get a win yet this season. Credit: PDPics/Pixabay (user PDPics)

Rockingham Flames women’s team were hit with another disappointing loss, this time to the Cockburn Cougars.

The Flames were still chasing their first win of the season at Wally Hagan Stadium on Thursday after opening round losses to Willetton and Joondalup.

The Flames started well on the road leading 20-17 by quarter-time, but it didn’t take long for the Cougars to get rolling in the second quarter scoring 26 points to 14 which ultimately set up the 20-point victory backing up a 42-point round 1 win against the Tigers.

Cockburn won big despite only shooting 10/36 from three-point range too but point guard Jewel Williams was again terrific with 25 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Steph Gorman added 18 points and four steals with Danish import Sarah Mortensen contributing 14 points and 12 boards, and Perth Lynx WNBL centre Jessie Edwards 13 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two assists.

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Tayah Burrows battled hard for Rockingham with 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists after her impressive season with the Lynx while Opal Mader contributed 14 points, and Teyla Evans 11 points and seven rebounds.

Rockingham Flames will take on the East Perth Eagles for round three at Herb Graham Recreation Centre on April 15.

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