Geraldton Buccaneers cap off perfect start to the season with 29-point win over Eastern Suns

Lachlan AllenMidwest Times
Buccs' Ryan Blanchett and Eastern Suns’ Cooper Lowe.
Camera IconBuccs' Ryan Blanchett and Eastern Suns’ Cooper Lowe. Credit: Arctic_Moon_Photography/RegionalHUB

The Geraldton Buccaneers have maintained their unbeaten start to the 2022 NBL1 West season with a 29-point win over the Kalamunda Eastern Suns on Saturday night at Activewest Stadium.

The Buccs improved their record to a perfect 9-0 and halfway through the competition are the only undefeated team, two games clear at the top of the ladder.

Dayle Joseph’s side started the match strongly, taking a 21-14 lead at quarter time, before pulling away from the Suns with a 22 to eight points second quarter.

The Suns threatened a comeback in the third but the Buccs held strong and extended their lead in the fourth for a comfortable 29-point win.

Malik Meunier stepped up in the absence of Shaun Stewart, scoring a season-high 31 points for the Buccs. with a field goal percentage of 61.

Cameron Coleman had 19 points, nine rebounds and three steals, while Johny Narkle contributed 13 points and five rebounds.

The result keeps them top of the NBL1 West ladder ahead of second-placed Warwick Senators.

Following their bye this weekend, the Buccs will be on the road again after a streak of home games, facing the Senators at Warwick Stadium on June 11.

The Buccs WABL Championship Men’s side went down to the Eastern Suns on Saturday night 74-98.

Bob Griechen top-scored with 19 points, followed by Tom Dobson with 15 and Campbell Surtees with 11.

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