Toughest loss yet for Flakers
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.
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.