Thun­der still un­beaten af­ter thriller

Pilbara News - - Sport - Pe­ter de Krui­jff

The un­de­feated Kar­ratha Bas­ket­ball men’s B-grade side Thun­der had a scare man­ag­ing to beat a de­ter­mined Heat by a point.

The Heat shocked the lad­der lead­ers, tak­ing a one-point, half­time lead last Thurs­day.

With James Dolin­sek and guard Nathan Barker putting up five points each, Heat were hang­ing with the young run-and-gun Thun­der.

How­ever, Thun­der went on a small run in the sec­ond half, leav­ing Heat to play catch-up be­fore the former se­cured the match, 19-18.

Ken­dall Tay­lor had six points for Thun­der.

Vipers had the chance to tie up their game against the War­riors in the dy­ing sec­onds but two last­ditch three-point at­tempts only hit the rim, mean­ing they fell 36-39 to the sweet-shoot­ing side.

James Wally had a silky 13 points for the War­riors.

Car­di­nals held steady against a fast-fin­ish­ing Ti­tans, 28-25.

Car­di­nals looked like they had the game in the bag at half-time, sit­ting pretty on 19-4.

Ti­tans came back hard though with 21 sec­ond-half points to pull it within three at the buzzer.

Wes­ley Carey had nine points for the los­ing side.

Un­for­tu­nately, Flak­ers are liv­ing up to their ironic name­sake this year, fall­ing 20-32 against the Cy­clones in an­other loss.

In the men’s A-grade, the Mayuga Ma­jik redeemed last week’s loss against #Yo­getit with a 54-17 win over Par­doo Katz.

In the women’s divi­sion, the Pegy Fly­ers beat the Sin­ners in a tough 29-13 win.

In other games, Hello Trouts beat Time­out 43-20 while a short­handed Mud Flaps man­aged to do away with the Cy­clones 38-10 de­spite lim­ited per­son­nel.

Pic­tures: Pe­ter de Krui­jff

Ri­ley Dungey grabs the re­bound.

Time­out’s Zoe Run­dall drives to the hoop.

Ken­dall Tay­lor lays up the ball for Thun­der.

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