Season promises more top action
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.