Vipers hold off Flak­ers’ rally for win

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

RIGHT: Prodigy's Eu­gene Alin­dog takes a shot.

Picture: Ali­cia Per­era

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