Tay­lor guides Thun­der to a thump­ing win

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Sport - Peter de Krui­jff

■ Young gun Ken­dall Tay­lor’s 22 points were a high­light as his rolling Thun­der squad dealt a 65-15 de­feat to the Flak­ers in Kar­ratha bas­ket­ball ac­tion last Thurs­day.

Tay­lor’s team­mate Cody Moore scored 12 points in the men’s B-grade drub­bing.

Gavin Mippy had a high-scor­ing game with 17 points for the War­riors in their win over the Cy­clones.

The War­riors were up nine points in the first half and ex­tended their lead to fin­ish the match 40-24.

Heat slipped in the last 10 min­utes of their game against the Ti­tans let­ting them back into the match af­ter hold­ing a 13-6 lead at half-time.

The fi­nal few min­utes were tight but Ti­tans got the cru­cial stops and buck­ets to win 26-23.

New team Car­di­nals con­tinue to im­prove as their chem­istry de­vel­ops, hand­ing Vipers a 29-24 loss.

Car­di­nals’ Todd McPart­lan scored nine points with some ath­letic plays and a mist­imed of­fen­sive re­bound at­tempt that man­aged to tip the ball in for a score.

Team­mate Tris­tan Sawyer was a pres­ence in the mid­dle and scored six points and grabbed a lot of of­fen­sive re­bounds. Down four points com­ing into the sec­ond, Vipers’ David Kam­merer was the go to man scor­ing all of his nine points, in­clud­ing a three pointer, in the last pe­riod.

In the men’s A-grade di­vi­sion, the Co­ral Trouts and Mayuga Ma­jik drew 30-all.

Beau Alec was the high­est scorer with 13 points for Ma­jik, while Aaron Cham­bers net­ted 10 points for Trouts.

#Yo­getit won 38-26 against Par­doo Katz.

In the women’s di­vi­sion, Beavers won by a sin­gle point over Cy­clones, 18-17.

Beavers’ Bon­nie Bliz­zard had six points as did Cy­clones’ Ash­leigh Becker.

Just Us had a field day against the Pegy Fly­ers, with a 78-18 win.

Pic­tures: Peter de Krui­jff

Chavez Robertson drib­bles around a Ti­tans de­fender.

Ti­tans’ Dre Walker launches a lay-up.

Kar­ratha Cy­clones’ Ashanti Hicks puts up a shot.

Heat’s James Dolin­sek.

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