Beavers’ late push dashed
■ There were some tough games played in the women’s division in round 4 of Karratha Basketball Association action last Thursday.
Last year’s preliminary finalists Sinners squared off against the Beavers in a steady game.
Sinners held off a late push by Beavers to win the game 15-12.
Beavers were down by five with only a minute and half to go needing at least one three pointer and a regular bucket to tie the game, but they couldn’t get an open shot.
The ball rested in the hands of Rebecca Penglase (four points) and she drove to the basket drawing the foul and sinking the two shots from the free-throw line.
Beavers recruit Bonnie Blizzard got a bucket for her new team but was a bit handsy, getting called for four fouls.
Nicole Derr (six points) had the hot hand for Sinners, top scoring in the match, with support from Teneille Dhu, Mereana Joseph, and Jacqueline Gartner.
Across the court new team the Mud Flaps had a physical game losing to last year’s A-grade grand finalists Just Us 34-21. The tenacious Mud Flaps stayed in the match for much of the first 10 minutes with Just Us up only 6-4 at one stage.
However, the experienced Just Us squad pushed their lead out to 17-8 by half time with tall timber Susan Jans (four points) and Aroha Haumaha (15 points) banging in the post for the points.
Haumaha locked horns with dynamic point guard Sarah McDonald (four points) who hounded last year’s MVP with words exchanged between the pair towards the end of the game.
Just Us’ Roslyn Brown sparked up in the second term and had eight points for the game in a more even second half where they outscored Mud Flaps 17-13 to go on to win.
Heat’s Rangi Noble drives to the basket in men’s action.
Sinners’ Jacqueline Gartner tackles an opponent.
Sinners’ Teneille Dhu looks for a teammate.
Just Us’ Aroha Haumaha blocks Keryn Eckersley’s layup.