Clutch three-pointers get Majik win
It was a clash of the titans when men’s A-grade teams the Pistons and Mayuga Majik faced off in the last game of round 7 on Thursday night.
The two skilled sides finished the round in a fast-paced and acrobatic contest as they struggled for dominance, which was no easy feat.
There was only a three-point difference at half-time.
The last 10 minutes of the second half were action-packed as play became more tense with, only a few points in it.
But Majik stepped up dramatically and lobbed in several threepointers to take the game out of their opponents’ hands.
They emerged the winners with a 39-28 result.
Mud Flaps and Falcons were also well-matched in a thrilling women’s A-grade game.
Both sides looked determined to get the win and showed sharp skills, and were either drawn or separated by only a handful of points throughout the first half.
The scoring slowed down in the second half, with the Falcons especially seeming to feel the pressure, while the Mud Flaps held on enough to be the overall winners, 21-14.
In the men’s B-grade, Flakers shone in their match against the Pelicans and dominated on their way to a resounding 42-17 victory.
The Pelicans worked hard but struggled to break through their opponents’ solid line of defence, while Flakers outscored them in both halves.
Heat emerged the winners out of their second close game in as many weeks, this time against the Cardinals.
It initially looked like anyone’s game, but Heat’s slightly better ability to capitalise on opportunities helped them to break away gradually later in the second half, although the Cardinals kept on fighting to the end. Heat won 48-35.
The sweet shooters from the Prodigy outscored and outran the Redbacks, more than doubling their opponents’ score on their way to winning 40-14.
Meanwhile, the young Schoolers gave a good account of themselves against the more experienced Vipers side, defeating them 41-23.
Women’s B-grade team the Roebourne Razorbacks registered a 2216 win against the Sinners despite a late comeback by the latter team.
The Razorbacks were dominant and seemed little troubled in the first half and for much of the second, but as the minutes ticked down, the Sinners dug deep. With one minute remaining they managed to reduce the margin to four points, but a final two-pointer by Roebourne stopped a change in lead at the decisive moment.
Goat Trouts beat Lady Falcons by seven points in a high-pressure game.