Ma­jik able to keep Trouts at bay

Pilbara News - - Sport - Peter de Krui­jff

Reign­ing men’s A-grade pre­miers Mayuga Ma­jik re­pelled a late fight­back from an un­der­pow­ered Coral Trouts side in the Kar­ratha Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion sum­mer com­pe­ti­tion last Thurs­day.

Ma­jik were lead­ing 30-27 in the last two min­utes of play af­ter Kay­den Hy­land (16 points) hit one of his four triples on the pre­vi­ous play.

It was the side’s first points in a good eight min­utes.

Trouts brought the ball over the half­way line un­til it rested with for­ward Matthew Rhodes.

Rhodes tried to make a move on de­fender Beau Alec, who, af­ter a bit of con­fu­sion, grabbed the loose ball and reached the other end of the court to seal the match 32-27 as the clock wound down.

Si­mon Kot sparked the Trouts in the sec­ond half with seven of his 12 points for the game.

Jeremiah Cheedy had five points, fin­ish­ing with aerial fi­nesse on fast breaks.

In the women’s grade, the Sin­ners pulled within strik­ing dis­tance of Mud Flaps af­ter trail­ing 413 at half-time.

A few de­fen­sive stops and scor­ing plays brought them to 13-18 af­ter fierce play from reign­ing women’s B-grade most valu­able player Jac­que­line Gart­ner, who scored eight points and a bunch of re­bounds.

Mud Flaps were not hav­ing any of it, though, as their floor gen­eral Sarah McDon­ald (10 points) com­bined with fel­low guard Keryn Eck­er­s­ley (six) to put the game out of con­tention, press­ing the ball hard up the court.

The duo put up nine points in quick suc­ces­sion to put the game out of con­tention for Sin­ners.

Mere­ana Joe­sph dropped a con­so­la­tion triple to­wards the end of the match, but time ran out as Mud Flaps took the vic­tory 30-16.

In other women’s matches, Goat Trouts beat Time Out 42-15, while Just Us took care of Cy­clones 40-12.

In the men’s B-grade, Vipers won their third on the trot 24-15 against Flak­ers, Car­di­nals beat Heat 41-15, and Thun­der had Cy­clones’ num­ber with 39-23.

Pic­tures: Peter de Krui­jff

Sin­ners’ Rowe­nia Tu­moana takes a jump shot.

Cy­clones’ Jason Al­monte drib­bles to beat his man.

Tip-off for War­riors ver­sus Ti­tans.

Car­di­nals’ Todd McPartlen at the free throw line.

Mayuga Ma­jik’s Har­ley Alec makes a move in the key.

The Coral Trouts talk it over be­fore their match.

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