Teams at top of the ladder battle for supremacy
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.
Mud Flaps’ Keryn Eckersley shoots from the sideline.
Roebourne Warriors’ Robert Taylor on the attack.