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The Goldfields Giants' latest loss, at the hands of the Rockingham Flames, has kept the club at the foot of the State Basketball League standings.

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The Giants lost touch with their rivals in the second term as Rockingham outscored the home side 30-15 - breaking the game open to hold an 18-point half-time lead.

Goldfields rallied hard in the final term when scoring 28-14 but it was not enough, going down 106-98.

Miles Tierney (24 points) and Adrian Majstrovich (19 points and 11 rebounds) were the Giants' best.

Rockingham's spread of scorers was key, with six players netting more than 10 points.

The Flames' 16th win of the year has them remaining in second, just one win behind the Geraldton Buccaneers after they lost at home to the Perth Redbacks. Jarrad Prior, Lee Roberts and Stanley Okoye combined for 71 points and 36 rebounds in the 106-96 upset.

The victory was crucial to the Redbacks which sit in fourth, one win behind the third-placed Lakeside Lightning after they suffered a big loss to Mandurah Magic.

Magic's strong first half had them 16 points up at the main break, on their way to a 123-93 win.

The Redbacks are in fourth with a 13-9 record, but their final placing is far from sealed with the remainder of the eight also on 13 wins.

The Magic hold down fifth and are on a five-game winning streak - the longest in the competition.

East Perth's fast start was the catalyst for their 102-86 win over the Perry Lakes Hawks, securing them sixth spot on the table.

The Eagles dominated opening-quarter proceedings, doubling their rivals' score to take an 18-point lead, and were never headed for the remainder of the match.

The Stirling Senators were the week's biggest movers, winning both their games to propel themselves into seventh.

Stirling smashed the Cockburn Cougars in the first half, putting 67 points on the board while the Cougars could only muster 31 - eventually cruising to a 106-74 win.

Jordan Wild (29 points and 20 rebounds) ensured Stirling accounted for Kalamunda, 105-97.

South West Slammers round out the eight with their 109-103 victory over Joondalup handing them a two-game buffer over the Wolves, which sit in ninth.

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