Fierce com­pe­ti­tion as fi­nals draw near

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Ali­cia Perera

There is now less than a month un­til the Kar­ratha Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion fi­nals, and the com­pe­ti­tion was suit­ably fierce last Thurs­day night.

In men’s A grade, #Yo­getit re­deemed them­selves af­ter last week’s loss to Par­doo Katz with a thrilling ef­fort in their top-two match against Mayuga Ma­jik.

Sev­eral points be­hind for most of the game, #Yo­getit fought back in the last five min­utes but were matched by Mayuga at ev­ery turn.

But three points down with just 30 sec­onds left on the clock, #Yo­getit’s Pablo New­ton Far­ley net­ted a great three-poin­ter from the side­line to give his team a draw against the top team.

The Co­ral Trouts beat Par­doo Katz, who strug­gled to score.

In men’s B grade, the top-ver­sus-bot­tom of the lad­der match-up of the Thun­der and Flak­ers did not turn into the thrash­ing many ex­pected, thanks to some ac­cu­rate scor­ing from Flak­ers.

Mean­while, cur­rent se­cond and third teams Vipers and Car­di­nals were point-for-point un­til Vipers’ Chris McAl­lis­ter slot­ted in a three­p­ointer on the half-time siren.

The Vipers built on that lead in the se­cond half to log a 10-point win against their clos­est ri­vals.

Cy­clones Men up­set the Roe­bourne War­riors with a last­minute one-point win.

In the women’s league, top team Just Us, fresh from a break af­ter a bye last week, had a close call against a ter­rific Hello Trouts. They won by only one point.

Time­out failed to repli­cate their strong form from last week and lost to the Beavers, and Pegy Fly­ers won a tense game against Cy­clones Women.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Perera

Thun­der’s Ray­mond Tay­lor jumps to take a shot.

Cy­clones’ Ashanti Hicks looks to pass around Pegy Fly­ers’ Jenni Hur­ley.

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