Tight games mark re­turn to ac­tion

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

Pis­tons' Tyler Lock­yer and Trouts School's Simione Cag­i­laba bat­tle for the ball. Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

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