THE Kalamunda Eastern Suns women’s team has celebrated the SBL Women’s Round in style with an 86-63 win over last year’s minor premiers, the Joondalup Wolves.
The Eastern Suns dominated from the opening tip-off to secure their second win of the season.
They held the Joondalup Wolves to just six points in the second quarter and 12 in the third.
New import Devanny King made her long-awaited debut having finally been cleared to play and she did not disappoint delivering 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
Tahlia Fejo finished with 21 points, five steals, three assists and three rebounds for the Eastern Suns.
Eastern Suns women’s head coach Tom Knowles said the addition of King into the line-up made an immediate difference.
“The girls came out and did everything we asked them to do,’’ he said.
“They came out and played at the start of the game with the type of tempo we wanted which was great to watch.
“So many people came up after the match and said it was a great game to watch.
“Joondalup is a tough side so it was great to get that win.’’
“That’s a really big win for us.”
Earlier in the night the Eastern Suns men’s side lost to the Joondalup Wolves 82-104.
The Eastern Suns led for most of the first half before struggling after the main break, scoring just six points in the third quarter.
Courtney Belger top-scored for the Eastern Suns with 20 points, along with six rebounds and six assists.
New import Rob Brandenburg added 15 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals while Brighton Pass added 14 points, Billy Grey 10 and Kerrod Horn nine.
Eastern Suns men’s Head Coach, Michael Clarke, lamented his side’s second half fade-out.
“I think we got off to a really good start, almost a whole half, we just tapered off going into the half for a few minutes and allowed them back in the game.”
Meanwhile, Belger has been selected in the starting five for the SBL North All-Stars on June 5 at the Bendat Basketball Stadium.
By David Harrison