Sea­son prom­ises more top ac­tion

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

The Kar­ratha Basketball As­so­ci­a­tion has started its 2016/17 sea­son and the first two rounds have al­ready seen plenty of ac­tion on the courts.

It is a wide open field this sea­son, with the top women’s side of 2015/ 16 no longer in the com­pe­ti­tion, about 10 new teams reg­is­tered, and a women’s A-grade di­vi­sion back in place.

In round two of the men’s A-grade on Thurs­day, Co­ral Trouts man­aged to keep their noses in front of Trout School in a close and com­pet­i­tive game.

Trout School caught up with a strong scor­ing dis­play in the sec­ond half and drew even at 22all with five min­utes left on the clock.

But the ex­pe­ri­enced Co­ral Trouts side were able to re­gain con­trol of the game and re­cov­ered enough ex­tra points to out­last their op­po­nents, win­ning 27-22.

New team the Pis­tons es­tab­lished them­selves as a force to be reck­oned with by win­ning for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive week, this time beat­ing one of last year’s strong­est teams, Mayuga Ma­jik, by three points in a high-pres­sure game.

#Yo­getit thrashed Par­doo Katz A 46-13.

In the women’s A-grade, Falcons as­serted them­selves over Pegy Fly­ers, who put in a good con­test on the court but strug­gled to score all game, while Hello Trouts de­feated Mud Flaps 26-15.

Men’s B-grade team Flak­ers stepped up in the fi­nal min­utes of their com­pet­i­tive game with the School­ers and over­took them to win 35-29.

The Heat con­fi­dently de­feated new team the Pel­i­cans 55-26, and the Vipers beat the Red­backs 25-17.

New women’s B-grade team the Hawks im­pressed when they came from be­hind to beat the Sin­ners by six points.

Mean­while, a feisty per­for­mance by the Roe­bourne Ra­zor­backs led them to edge out Goat Trouts by four points, while Lady Falcons over­whelmed the Drib­blers, 23-4.

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