Wallbutton and Edmondson rebound in style

Basketball - Tall Ferns v Japan, 27 August 2009

Toni Edmondson

Tall Ferns Lisa Wallbutton and Toni Edmondson demonstrated their rebounding capabilities by collecting a combined 38 boards at the weekend in State League action in Perth.

Edmondson combined 13 rebounds with 12 points as Perry Lakes Hawks secured an impressive 75-62 victory against highflying Rockingham Flames 75-62.

The Hawks moved to 14-7 and 4th place on the ladder with the win, the Flames dropping from first to second.

Lisa Wallbutton had a double figure rebounding count in both Perth Redbacks games. On Friday the Redbacks were well beaten 80-53 by the highly rated Joondalup Wolves with Wallbutton snaring a game high 13 rebounds.

There was better news for the Redbacks on Saturday as they eased to a 69-42 win against Lakeside Lightning to maintain seventh spot and a likely spot place in play-off action with just one game in the regular season remaining.

Wallbutton had 4 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals in the win.

Townsville Flames moved up to third on the Queensland Basketball League table with a 77-60 victory at Cairns Dolphins on Saturday.

Chevannah Paalvast posted 11 points and 5 rebounds as the Flames recovered from a 39-37 half-time deficit. A 25-9 third quarter did the trick and carried Townsville to their 11th win of the campaign.

The Kennedy Kereama coached Sunbury Jets moved to 18-0 in the Big V First Division with a 97-41 demolition of Werribee Devils.

Forward Jess Bygate returned to the Jets lineup and posted an efficient 13 points.

The former Nelson forward made all four shots from the field as well as 5 from 7 free throws.

Duane Bailey scored 12 points and collected 8 rebounds as Brisbane Spartans protected home court advantage as they accounted for the Australian Centre of Excellence 101-92 in the SEABL Eastern Division.

The C of E is largely made up of the Australian Under 17 team that finished fifth at the recent FIBA Under 17 World Championships.

In other news from Australia former Breakers guard Rhys Carter has signed with Plymouth Raiders for the 2016-2017 British Basketball League season. The Raiders are coached by another former Breaker Daryl Corletto and had Duane Bailey on their books last season.

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