Kar­ratha rid­ers to rep­re­sent WA

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Ali­cia Per­era

Women’s B-grade team the Drib­blers ended their 2016 run of games on a high note after notch­ing up their sec­ond win of the sea­son against the Ra­zor­backs in round 15 on Thurs­day night.

With the score drawn at half­time and only one point the dif­fer­ence, with five min­utes left on the clock, the Drib­blers had to dig deep to edge a few points ahead.

They snatched four more to win, 26-22, and get some ex­tra points on the com­pe­ti­tion lad­der.

In the rest of the di­vi­sion, the Goat Trouts beat Sin­ners 29-14 and Blaz­ers were too strong for the Hawks.

Men’s B-grade teams Prodigy and the Heat had a tense end to their top two match-up game, which the for­mer team only won by one point.

Prodigy looked sharp in the first half and were seven points up by the main break, but Heat fired up and fought back in the sec­ond.

They went on to outscore Prodigy through­out the half but fell short on sev­eral key chances in the fi­nal min­utes, while Prodigy did enough to re­main a point ahead.

Mean­while Vipers thrashed the Pel­i­cans by 36 points, the School­ers beat Car­di­nals 37-25 and Flak­ers de­feated Red­backs.

The men’s A-grade #Yo­getit and Trouts School game went down to the wire, with #Yo­getit get­ting the win by only one point after Trouts missed two free throws in the last minute. Pis­tons had a big win over Par­doo Kats and Mayuga Ma­jik bested Coral Trouts, 24-19.

In the women’s A-grade matches, Mud Flaps dou­bled Pegy Fly­ers’ score with a 15-point win while Hello Trouts de­feated Fal­cons 3217.

Ear­lier in the week, a dif­fer­ent style of basketball was on show in Roe­bourne in a trial run of the smaller, faster 3-on-3 game for­mat, where play­ers are di­vided into two teams of three and com­pete over half a court and one ring.

About 50 Roe­bourne and Kar­ratha stu­dents at­tended the tour­na­ment, pre­ced­ing ju­nior skills clin­ics put on by the Pil­bara De­part­ment of Sport and Recre­ation, Basketball WA and Roe­bourne com­mu­nity stake­hold­ers on De­cem­ber 12.

The Roe­bourne War­riors won the se­nior di­vi­sion over Roe­bourne Mag­pies in a fast-paced game, while the Blue Boys took out the ju­nior com­pe­ti­tion by beat­ing the Red Boys.

De­part­ment Sport and Recre­ation Pil­bara re­gional man­ager Bren­dan Cul­li­nan said the event had been held to pro­mote en­gage­ment and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

“Basketball is a very pop­u­lar sport in Roe­bourne and we look for­ward to build­ing on the suc­cess of this pro­gram,” he said.

Garn­duwa Am­boorny Wir­nan West Pil­bara ac­tiv­ity com­mu­nity co-or­di­na­tor Rochelle Dolby said the stu­dents in­volved had shown good skills and sports­man­ship.

Prodigy’s Eugene Alin­dog un­der pres­sure from Heat’s Tean­cum Clarke.

Sin­ners and Goat Trouts play­ers tus­sle for the ball.

Pis­tons’ Dwayne Toby looks to pass around Par­doo Katz’ Jonathon Brown. Pic­tures: Ali­cia Per­era

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