The Rockingham Flames had a terror start to the season smashed by the Perth Redbacks 102-77.
Vincent Zollo scored 17-points but the Flames were well and truly out played in their opening match of the season.
Meanwhile, the Flames women held strong for a 95-80 win earlier in the night.
The Mandurah Magic men’s team are also off to a poor start defeated by the Willetton Tigers 87-73.
Taylor Mullenax is back in action after missing a lot of the 2016 season through injury.
He bounced back scoring 27-points but it wasn’t enough to get his side home.
The Magic women won their opening round clash 67-53.