Fal­cons down the Fly­ers

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Perera

Women’s A-grade team the Fal­cons over­came Pegy Fly­ers in a round 8 game that was a good con­test on court, but ul­ti­mately ended in an­other de­feat for the so-far win­less Pe­gys.

While there were only points be­tween the teams at half-time, the Fal­cons came into the se­cond fresh and quickly streaked ahead.

Pegy Fly­ers chipped away un­til the end of the half and looked qui­etly con­fi­dent of mak­ing a come­back, and had some suc­cess when they had re­duced the mar­gin to an eas­ily bridged three points with five min­utes re­main­ing.

But Fal­cons stepped up and scored back in the last few min­utes, when it counted, to fin­ish six points clear, 31-25.

In the other women’s A-grade match, lad­der lead­ers Hello Trouts beat Mud Flaps 36-14.

In the men’s A-grade, #Yo­getit held off an on­slaught from the Pis­tons to get a seven-point win.

Pis­tons played their usual fast, ag­ile brand of bas­ket­ball, but the ex­pe­ri­enced #Yo­getit had the skills to match them and stood up well to the chal­lenge.

After quite an even first half, #Yo­getit dug deep and ex­tended their lead early on in the se­cond.

The game grew tense and very phys­i­cal as time wore on and, with five min­utes re­main­ing, the Pis­tons started play­ing even harder to close the 10point dif­fer­ence be­tween the teams — a feat that looked very achiev­able after play­ers scored two three-point­ers in a row.

But #Yo­getit pushed right back and scored in turn, win­ning the match 40-33.

Closely matched teams Mayuga Ma­jik and Trout School faced off in an ex­cit­ing show­down in which the Ma­jik’s bet­ter con­ver­sion in the fi­nal min­utes earned them a four­point win, while Coral Trouts de­feated Par­doo Katz by 10 points.

The Blaz­ers and Hawks women’s B-grade match went down to the wire and was only won by Blaz­ers with a two­pointer goal in the last minute that took them from one point down to a one-point win.

In men’s B-grade, Heat hung in over a tight se­cond half when their scor­ing dropped off, after lead­ing Prodigy 20-14 at half-time, to win by 34-27.

Vipers had a com­fort­able 4618 win over the Pel­i­cans, who suf­fered from in­ac­cu­rate shoot­ing, and School­ers added an­other win to their grow­ing list after de­feat­ing the Car­di­nals.

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