Nailbiters mark season return
Basketball was back from the break last Thursday for round 18 and showcased several thrillers, as some teams returned struggling to find their form while others rose to the occasion.
In women’s B-grade, a bye for ladder-leaders Just Us left the competition wide open, and Timeout swooped in to almost create one of the biggest upsets of the women’s competition.
The current bottom team put on a fierce display against second-placed Mud Flaps, and what many expected to be an easy game ended up extremely closely matched.
It went down to the wire with the Mud Flaps one point behind a minute from the end, before Timeout had two fouls called against them.
Mud Flaps missed the first two free throws and looked done for, but another two — from a foul called on the siren — were both slotted in by Erin O’Connor.
They allowed the Mud Flaps to draw, then win, the game.
Goat Trouts beat Cyclones Women by four points, while the Blazers were too good for the Beavers and Hello Trouts defeated Sinners by a large margin.
Both men’s A-grade games were also nailbiters.
Pardoo Katz delivered an upset to second-placed #Yogetit.
The Katz, who have only won four games this season, won by 10 points.
Meanwhile, Coral Trouts were tenacious against the dominant Mayuga Majik and never more than a few points behind, though the ladderleaders scraped through 34-33.