Rockingham Flames women’s team continue to cement their title as a top contender in this year’s NBL1 West season following their latest wins against the Mandurah Magic and South West Slammers. Despite a rocky start to the season, the Rockingham Flames came into the round 10 clash with six back-to-back wins. It was a fascinating battle between the two rivals, but as the game went on the Flames took the lead to win 83-58 against the Magic. The Flames led in the first quarter by five points before extending the lead to 16 by half-time. Rockingham’s momentum continued throughout the night to end with the 25-point victory. The Flames did all they could to continue the momentum from the previous night’s game on Saturday night pushing the Slammers to their limit at Mike Barnett Sports Complex. Rockingham Flames import Mehryn Kraker — selected by the Washington Mystics in the 2017 WNBA Draft — has lit up the scoreboard for the Flames, with her effortless shooting giving rival defences nightmares. However against the Slammers, she showed her younger opponents how team-focused basketball is equally important, finishing with 11 assists, and involving her teammates at any opportunity possible. On another dark night for South West basketball, Kate Williams and Alexis Donovan were rays of hope for the visitors, with their intangible plays off the ball routinely forcing the Flames to commit unforced errors. The Saturday night 109-44 win improves Rockingham’s 8-3 record while the Slammers slip to 0-11. Casey Samuels top-scored for Rockingham with 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists while Opal Mader contributed 18 points and five boards, and Pania Davis 12 points and eight rebounds. Bree Chalk top-scored for the Slammers with 13 points on 4/20 shooting from the field and 0/8 from three-point range. Alexis Donovan added 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists, and Grace Adams nine points and three boards. The Rockingham Flames will take on the Eastern Suns at Ray Owen Sports Centre on Saturday, June 10 at 6.30pm.