Tight games mark return to action
Basketball returned from the summer break last Thursday, and with the finals now within sight, the night featured plenty of close contests.
In women’s B-grade, the Sinners had an important twopoint win over ladder leaders Hawks.
Hawks led at the end of the first half but the momentum swung Sinners’ way early in the second as they raced their way to draw even.
The teams were locked at 17all for much of the final term, but with two minutes left, Sinners managed to break through and scored a twopointer that gave them the win.
Dribblers fought hard in the second half of their game against the Blazers and were unlucky to go down by a handful of points, and Lady Falcons edged out Roebourne Razorbacks 28-24.
Women’s A-grade firstplaced team Hello Trouts asserted themselves in a 48-20 win against Pegy Flyers to stay far ahead of the competition in the lead-up to the finals.
The game between fellow A-grade teams Mud Flaps and Falcons was much tighter, with the Flaps only beating their opponents by one point, despite Falcons digging deep to narrow the margin from a nine-point gap at half-time.
In men’s A-grade, Trouts School and Pistons played a physical game in which they were neck-and-neck throughout, and never more than a point apart for most of the second half.
But Trouts School edged a few points ahead in the last five minutes, managing to get to 2116 by the time the siren sounded. Mayuga Majik defeated Pardoo Katz, retaining their place at the top of the leaderboard, while Coral Trouts collected some extra points from a #Yogetit forfeit.
In the men’s B-grade matchups, Schoolers beat Pelican1918, and the Redbacks lost to the Heat despite producing a highscoring second half.
The Prodigy were too good for the Vipers, and the Flakers had a big win over the Cardinals.