Men take country week cup in thrilling grand final
The Karratha men’s basketball division 3 side triumphed at the recent Basketball Country Championships in Perth in a thriller of a grand final.
Karratha Basketball Association sent five teams to the championships on March 4-8 — the women’s division 2 and 3 sides, a men’s division 3 side, and two veterans teams.
KBA president Cassie Perry said the men’s division 3 side particularly impressed, not only winning the championship cup, but doing it in what she called “the best game I’ve ever seen at the country champs in my life”.
Perry said in the last three minutes of the final against Katanning, the lead was continually changing, until Ryan Jancey scored a three-pointer to put Karratha one point ahead going into the last minute.
Katanning then clawed a point ahead with a two-pointer, but as the siren sounded, Karratha player Leigh Cover netted a goal to hand them the win.
Cover was awarded most valued player for the final.
The women’s division 2 side also performed well. They came third out of six in their draw and were unlucky to miss out on a finals place on percentage.
Two Karratha referees were awarded their badges and level one referee status at the competition.
Perry said there was an overwhelming amount of support for the Karratha teams.