Clutch three-point­ers get Ma­jik win

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

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