There were mixed fortunes for our two Tall Ferns involved in play-off action in the State League in Western Australia at the weekend.
Both Lisa Wallbutton and Toni Edmondson were involved in the first game of the best of three quarter-final series for their respective clubs.
Wallbutton and the Perth Redbacks look as if they will have their work cut out to progress against Rockingham Flames after going down 90-66 in game one on Friday night.
Wallbutton produced a solid 7 points and 10 rebounds for the Redbacks but the Flames, aiming for a championship three-peat, were never threatened after establishing a 25-13 opening quarter lead.
There was a more positive outcome for Edmondson and Perry Lakes Hawks.
The Hawks won a thriller coming from behind to defeat Mundurah Magic 71-69 with Edmondson contributing 20 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
The Hawks put a defensive spell on the Magic in the fourth quarter keeping them to just 8 points after trailing 61-57 at three-quarter time.
The second (and third if required) games in the series will be played this coming weekend.
Chevannah Paalvast and the Townsville Flames rounded out their regular season fixtures in the Queensland Basketball League with a 71-60 home win against Bundaberg.
Paalvast scored a game high 27 points and added 8 rebounds for Townsville.
The result means that Townsville finished fourth on the QBL ladder and will now have to travel to Mackay for a quarter-final tie next weekend.
Brisbane Spartans came unstuck in the penultimate round of the SEABL regular season programme losing both games on their away trip south.
On Saturday the Spartans were defeated 89-74 at top of the table Bendigo Braves then lost 87-76 at Albury Wodonga Bandits the following day.
Duane Bailey put together a handy 13 points and 7 rebounds performance against the Bandits but was ice cold at the Braves converting just one of 12 shots for 2 points and 2 rebounds.