Vipers hold off Flakers’ rally for win
The Flakers’ round 5 showdown against fellow men’s B-grade team the Vipers last Thursday went down to the wire when they came within a few missed chances of coming back from behind in the dying minutes.
Flakers started off the game several points up before Vipers managed to overtake them by the end of the first half.
But they hung in there throughout the second term, and when player Wayne Sharp struck with a three-pointer five minutes before the end of the game, the margin shrank to four points.
Vipers were fumbling their scoring chances and when they went on to miss two free throws, the Flakers sensed a comeback within their grasp.
However, their own shooting inaccuracy and tight pressure from Vipers at a critical time prevented them from quite making it there.
The Vipers scored a few more vital points and ultimately won, 30-23.
In the rest of the men’s B grade, Prodigy defeated Pelicans in a high-scoring match, coming out on top 48-26.
Prodigy’s sharpshooters played a fast and furious game from the outset and dominated the scoreboard, and despite the Pelicans’ similarly offensive playing-style they could not keep up with the pace.
Schoolers notched another win after defeating a valiant Heat side, 31-17, while the Cardinals trumped Redbacks by eight points.
In the women’s B division, Blazers beat Goat Trouts, 23-19, in a close match.
Goat Trouts were only three or four points behind for most of the second half, and as it wore on, they worked harder to close in.
They made it within one point halfway through the term, but it slipped out of their grasp again after that as Blazers regained control of the game and went on to win, 23-19.
Roebourne Razorbacks and Hawks drew, and Lady Falcons defeated the Dribbers 31-18.
Women’s A team Pegy Flyers beat Falcons, and Hello Trouts thrashed the Mud Flaps, 52-14.
In the men’s A games, Mayuga Majik proved too strong for Coral Trouts in their resounding 54-12 defeat of them, while the Pistons overcame Pardoo Katz, 48-32.
#Yogetit outscored Trouts School to win by six points.
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