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Geraldton Buccaneers prove too good for Perth Redbacks in 94-69 victory

The Geraldton Buccaneers have maintained their lead at the top of the NBL1-West ladder with a 94-69 win over the Perth Redbacks on Saturday night.

Playing in front of their home fans at Activewest Stadium, the Buccs were without star Mathiang Muo but still proved too good for the Redbacks.

A tight first quarter saw the Buccs lead by two points at the first break, extending to six by half-time as the Redbacks kept pace with their opponents.

The visitors’ resistance soon faded in the second half as the Buccs lead grew out to 18 points in the third quarter, and 25 in the fourth, finishing 94-69 victors.

The result improves their record to 12-1 keeping them in pole position, ahead of the Warwick Senators in second.

Clayton Parfitt, in just his fourth match for the season, celebrated his 200th appearance for the side, slotting a three-pointer to cap off a good night for the Buccs.

They dominated the boards with 59 rebounds to 36, against a Redbacks team featuring Louis Timms and Ben Smith.

Cameron Coleman finished with 22 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Buccs, while Shaun Stewart contributed 19 points, 12 boards and three steals.

Malik Meunier added nine points and eight assists, Mat Wundenberg eight points and two rebounds, and Fletcher Klasztorny six points and six boards.

The Buccs will now face the East Perth Eagles next Saturday night at Activewest Stadium in round 12.

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