Teams at top of the lad­der bat­tle for supremacy

Pilbara News - - Pil­bara Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

There were not one but two top-two match-ups at last Thurs­day’s bas­ket­ball matches and at the all-im­por­tant three-quar­ter mark of the sea­son, the stakes were high.

In men’s B-grade, first­placed Thun­der re­cov­ered from their first loss of the sea­son last round with a pow­er­ful dis­play against sec­ond place hold­ers the Vipers.

The game was even un­til half-time, when the Thun­der pulled ahead and stormed home to take the game 32-21.

Mean­while third and fourth on the lad­der, the Cardinals and Roe­bourne War­riors, went head-to-head with the Cardinals, con­fi­dently main­tain­ing their po­si­tion with a 48-31 win.

The Flak­ers lost to the Ti­tans with only a hand­ful of points in it, and Cy­clones’ Men and the Heat drew 27-all.

The women’s B-grade fea­tured another tense top-two show-down. Num­ber one Just Us stepped up their game a notch fur­ther against sec­ond­placed Mud Flaps and had streaked ahead to 19-8 by quar­ter time.

It was a tightly fought game with the Mud Flaps putting on the pres­sure, but the lad­der lead­ers pun­ished their missed chances in at­tack and fin­ished with a 40-12 win.

The Sin­ners were on fire and dom­i­nated the Beavers 33-8 while the Blaz­ers de­feated the Fal­cons by just one point in an ag­gres­sive game that left one player with a black eye.

Pegy Fly­ers beat Time­out and Hello Trouts proved too strong for Cy­clones’ Women, win­ning 44-14.

In men’s A-grade ac­tion, Mayuga Ma­jik de­feated the Coral Trouts 34-22.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Per­era

Mud Flaps’ Keryn Eck­er­s­ley shoots from the side­line.

Roe­bourne War­riors’ Robert Tay­lor on the at­tack.

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