Heat defeat Pelicans in tight tussle
Men’s B-grade team the Heat continued a solid season by edging out the Karratha Pelicans in round 6 of local basketball action in a thriller of a match that was neck-and-neck throughout.
The well-matched teams played smart, strategic games, but while the Pelicans looked like the faster and more offensive team, their sometimes scrappy forward play gave Heat extra chances which they more often than not swooped in and capitalised on.
It meant Heat went to half-time up by a few points and, digging deep late in the second, were able to match that effort in time for the final siren, winning the game 37-32.
Most of the rest of the men’s B-grade games were also nailbiters.
Prodigy had a razor-thin onepoint victory over the Cardinals, as did Schoolers over the Flakers.
Vipers defeated the Redbacks 3731.
Men’s A-grade team Trout School outscored Pistons in both halves on their way to a 32-25 win in an exciting match, characterised by sharp skills, a rapid-fire pace and contrasting playing styles.
In the same division, powerhouse team Mayuga Majik were challenged by Pardoo Katz A and only trumped them by two points in a close game. #Yogetit beat Coral Trouts 29-20.
In the women’s A-grade, Mud Flaps and Pegy Flyers drew 19-all in a closely matched game, when a Flyers fade-out in the second half caused them to lose their grip on the lead and gave Mud Flaps the opportunity to get back in the game.
Hello Trouts looked confident from the outset in their game against the Falcons, thrashing them 57-16.
In the women’s B division, Goat Trouts confidently beat the always fierce Roebourne Razorbacks by 17 points.
Lady Falcons defeated the Hawks 20-16, and Blazers bested the Sinners by nine points.
Lady Falcons’ Ebony Morrison dribbles under pressure from Hawks’ Ella Rodgers and Lavinia Cagilaba.
Pardoo Katz A’s Jayden Brown goes up for a shot against Mayuga Majik’s Bill Snook.
Pistons’ Dwayne Toby shoots against Trout School’s Aaron Chambers.