It was a tough weekend for both the men’s and women’s Kalamunda Eastern Suns SBL basketball teams – both suffering losses at home against the Perry Lakes Hawks.

The women’s team were competitive in the first half, thanks to some impressive three point shooting and defensive intensity, but struggled after the main break to go down 84 to 59.

Women’s Suns Coach, Tom Knowles, said after the match that he was pleased with the effort of his players. “Despite the score line we are reasonably happy with elements of the game. We are really working towards our high pressure defensive style of play and high tempo style of play.”

Meanwhile, the tough start to the season for the men’s team continued with a 103 to 69 loss to the Hawks. The Suns players struggled to compete against the size and height of the Hawks.

Men’s Suns Coach Mike Clarke said “It was a tough night and it has been a tough start to the season which we expected. We are very under-experienced and undersized at the moment. We have a group that is trying hard but we just need to execute our plays a little better.”

The Suns will soon be boosted with the arrival of their first import, Courtney Belger, who landed in Perth at the weekend.

The next Suns home double header is against the Perth Redbacks, featuring recently retired Perth Wildcat Shawn Redhage, on Saturday April 1.