Falcons down the Flyers
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.