Perth Lynx forward Ashley Gilmore guided East Perth Eagles to the top of the ladder with two valuable wins in round three of the women's SBL over the weekend.
Gilmore put in a dominant performance on Friday night as the Eagles brushed aside mid-table Mandurah Magic 83-67, top-scoring with 33 points and 15 rebounds at the Morley Sport and Recreation Centre.
And she backed it up with another game-high 23 points and 20 rebounds as the Eagles beat Wanneroo Wolves 88-74 on the road to reach the summit with a 4-1 season record.
Wanneroo guard Rebecca Mercer also scored 23 points in the standalone Sunday fixture, but her efforts were not enough to get the Wolves over the line for the second time in as many days.
On Saturday, Mercer nailed a game-high 24 points at 67 per cent from the field as the Wolves won 76-56 away to Cockburn. Mercer's 8-of-12 shooting included 5-of-6 from beyond the arc in an impressive display.
It was a mixed weekend for Cockburn, with their loss to the Wolves coming after a 63-56 away win over Stirling on Friday night.
Lynx captain Melissa Marsh top-scored for Willetton in both of the Tigers' weekend wins, scoring 16 points in the 61-36 triumph over Kalamunda and 24 points in the 73-64 victory over Perry Lakes.
Mandurah inflicted local rivals Rockingham with their first defeat of the year, with Casey Mihovilovich hitting 16 points to inspire the Magic's 73-67 win.
Next week's fixtures see the league's two remaining winless teams - Southwest Slammers and Stirling - go head-to-head at the Eaton Recreation Centre, while third-placed Lakeside return to action at home to Wanneroo on Thursday night.
ROUND THREE RESULTS
East Perth Eagles 83 (Gilmore 33, Zezan 12, Maffin 12) d Mandurah Magic 67 (Hayward 24, Fletcher 15, Reed 8).
Perry Lakes Hawks 85 (Walker 14, Jones 13, Gardner 11) d Southwest Slammers 52 (Fielding 18, Pisconeri 14, Waycott 9).
Willetton Tigers 61 (Marsh 16, Matthews 14, Malpass 12) d Kalamunda Eastern Suns 36 (Moyle 10, Foord 6, Doyle 6, Boyanich 6).
Cockburn Cougars 63 (Pass 12, Buckley 12, Calderwood 10, Muir 10) d Stirling Senators 56 (Flood 17, Fielding 17, Harding 10).
Mandurah Magic 73 (Mihovilovich 16, Fletcher 12, Richter 12) d Rockingham Flames 67 (Eikhoudt 20, Haggar 13, Tucker 13).
Wanneroo Wolves 76 (Mercer 24, Perret 11, Lipscombe 10) d Cockburn Cougars (Buckley 13, Muir 11, Wright 6, Matthews 6, Calderwood 6, Cikarella 6).
Willetton Tigers 73 (Marsh 24, Malpass 12, Hooper 9) d Perry Lakes Hawks 64 (Jones 18, Gardner 13, Walker 13).
SUNDAYEast Perth Eagles 88 (Gilmore 23, Norwood 17, Maffin 12, St Jorre 12) d Wanneroo Wolves 74 (Mercer 23, D'Arcy 20, Kerr 11).
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