Kickz101 SBL Players of the Week
The week twenty “Kickz101 Perth” Men’s SBL Player of the Week has been awarded to Damien Scott of the Raw Nutrition Cockburn Cougars.
The Cockburn Cougars would be disappointed after missing the playoffs this year, however the individual seasons of their two local players Damien Scott and Gavin Field have been outstanding with both now considered in the league’s elite.
Damien Scott topped off his season with a stunning display on Saturday night at Wally Hagan Stadium against SBL finalists the East Perth Eagles in the last game of the season.
Scott had the hot hand by knocking down six three’s to contribute to his game high 47 points to go with 4 rebounds and 4 assists as the Cougars upset the Eagles 109 to 103.
This season Scott has put up numbers which must have him in all-star consideration averaging 22.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game while shooting 44.5% from the field.
As a current Perth Wildcats development player expect to see Scott take his game to yet another level in 2015.
Other considerations for this week’s award included;
Cory Cooperwood (Stirling), Duran Blue (Goldfields), Jordan Wild (Stirling), Bradley Tinsley (Lakeside), Trian Iliadis (Joondalup), Bennie Lewis (Geraldton), Carter Cook (Geraldton), Paul Hafford (Mandurah), Ben Smith (Mandurah), Quinn McDowell (Willetton), John Dickson (Willetton) , Aaron Ralph (Geraldton), Lee Roberts (Perth), Kyle Armour (East Perth), Dennis Tawhiti (Perth), Stanley Okoye (Perth), Taylor Mullenax (Mandurah), Benjamin Smith (Kalamunda), Adhar Mayen (Kalamunda), Adrian Majstrovich (Goldfields), Ben Purser (Perry Lakes) & Justin Cecil (Perry Lakes).
The week twenty “Kickz101 Perth” Women’s SBL Player of the Week has been awarded to Emily Fielding of the Lakeside Lightning.
No team is hotter than the Lakeside Lightning right now after a nine game winning streak to end the regular season with a win over the Wolves at Lakeside Recreation Centre on Friday night.
Lakeside’s star players are all firing at the right time of the year and Emily Fielding is one of those players who on the weekend put together an excellent shooting display to record 30 points to go with 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 4 blocks in just 30 minutes of game time to lead the Lightning to a 29 point victory over the third placed Joondalup Wolves.
Fielding shot 11 of 19 from the field which including four of eight from beyond the arc to send a warning to all opposition teams that Lakeside are the real deal in 2014.
Lakeside finished the season in second place with a nineteen and three record just one game behind the Rockingham Flames.
The Lightning now take on the Mandurah Magic in the quarter finals where Lakeside fans will be hoping the winning streak can be extended beyond nine games.
Other considerations for the award included;
Krystal Stoneking (Lakeside), Kari Pickens (Lakeside), Casey Mihovilovich (Mandurah), Tegan Walker (Stirling), Samantha Whitcomb (Rockingham), Darcee Garbin (Rockingham), Melissa Marsh (Willetton), Amy Patton (South West), Hailey Dunham (Mandurah), Lisa Wallbutton (Willetton) & Gabby O’Sullivan (Perth).
Photos by Mick Cronin