Sinners win thriller
Women’s B team Sinners survived a thrilling late comeback from the Lady Falcons to claim their second win for the season by a mere point in round four of Karratha basketball on Thursday.
Sinners were up for most of the first half, and retained a six-point lead going in to half time despite their opponents trying to close in towards the end.
They continued to keep them at arm’s length for much of the second, but part way through the Lady Falcons launched a sudden offensive, moving the ball rapidly forward and applying intense defence to take the Sinners by surprise.
When the siren sounded, Lady Falcons stepped up to take two free throws as the score stood at 27-25 to Sinners, giving them the opportunity to equalise.
The first went in, but the second was missed, handing a relieved Sinners’ side the close win.
In the rest of the women’s B division, the Blazers confidently defeated Roebourne Razorbacks, 25-11, and Goat Trouts defeated Dribblers, 38-12.
In the men’s B competition, new young side the Schoolers continued to impress during their 10point win against Prodigy.
While play was even in the first half, the Schoolers’ consistency made all the difference in the second as their determined efforts to break through the tight Prodigy defence and accurate shooting gained results.
The Pelicans beat Redbacks, 24-19, in a game that was neck-andneck until the last.
Cardinals and Vipers were well matched in their game and it took until part way through the second half for Cardinals to establish a clear lead, on their way to a 30-21 win.
Meanwhile, the Heat had a rousing 17-point win over the Flakers.
The men’s A-grade action saw Trouts School give #Yogetit a workout on their way to overcoming them 32-25.
In a close, hard-fought and skilled game, Trouts School put the pressure on early by racking up a 10-point lead, and #Yogetit had to work hard to narrow it to a twopoint difference by half time.
But Trout School stepped up and asserted themselves with a barrage of goals throughout the latter part of the second half, getting out ahead quickly.
Coral Trouts handed the Pistons their first loss for season, 29-25, while Mayuga Majik had a close game against Pardoo Katz A, who they also only bested by four points.
In the women’s A-grade, Hello Trouts defeated Pegy Flyers, 51-20.
Falcons forfeited their game to Mud Flaps.
Hello Trouts’ Sheree Davies.
Pegy Flyers’ Maria Cosmos and Hello Trouts’ Sheree Trevatt.