Sin­ners win thriller

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Per­era

Hello Trouts’ Sheree Davies.

Pegy Fly­ers’ Maria Cos­mos and Hello Trouts’ Sheree Tre­vatt.

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