Tough­est loss yet for Flak­ers

Pilbara News - - Front Page - ■ Peter de Krui­jff

The Flak­ers have missed out on their first win of the sea­son by a sin­gle bucket in their tough­est loss so far.

Fac­ing up against Thun­der in the men’s B-grade of the Kar­ratha Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion com­pe­ti­tion, the Flak­ers were ahead by seven points at the half-time break.

But de­spite the sweet shoot­ing of Si­mon San­der (16 points) the Thun­der kept com­ing with the ad­van­tage of youth to take the game in the dy­ing min­utes 30-28. Thun­der’s Jack­son Mal­lard had 11 points.

It could not get any closer though than War­riors and Cy­clones with a draw at the buzzer, 26-all.

Steven Stewart had eight points for War­riors while Jerome Cruz top scored with 11.

Also in men’s B-grade ac­tion, Dre Walker and Shaun Park com­bined for 20 points in their 26-18 rout­ing of Heat.

James Dolin­sek had seven points for his squad’s los­ing ef­fort.

Chris McAl­lis­ter was the goto man in the post and from mid-range for the Vipers, who ground out a 27-17 win against Car­di­nals.

In the men’s A-grade, the Mayuga Ma­jik has con­tin­ued their dom­i­nat­ing play with a 23-16 win against the Par­doo Katz.

Katz were up 10-8 at the half­time break but had their of­fence put on the breaks by a ram­pag­ing Ma­jik.

Ma­jik for­ward Beau Alec had seven points for the match.

Coral Trouts couldn’t bridge the six-point gap at the end of the first half as their shots just did not drop in the paint.

The same could not be said for #Yo­getit who won the game 41-24. In the women’s di­vi­sion Just Us beat Beavers 34-32 de­spite a 20-point penalty.

Su­san Jans had 15 points for the win­ning squad, while team­mate Karolyn Har­tung poured in 12.

Beavers’ Brooke Short had eight points.

Pic­tures: Peter de Krui­jff

Vipers’ Paul Kjeli­gren lays up the ball.

Coral Trouts’ Corey John­ston gets blocked.

Coral Trouts’ Si­mon Kot throws a pass.

Coral Trouts’ Chris Adams reaches for a pass made by #Yo­getit’s Pablo New­ton Far­ley.

Car­di­nals’ Theo Chris­tou.

Cy­clones’ Obriella Gaiden.

Cy­clones’ Cait­lyn Mal­lard puts up a shot.

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