Heat de­feat Pel­i­cans in tight tus­sle

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

Pic­tures: Ali­cia Per­era

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.

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