Drib­blers hold off Sin­ners

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Perera

After strug­gling for much of the sea­son, women’s B-grade team the Drib­blers stepped up against strong pres­sure to record a win against the Sin­ners in round 17 of the Kar­ratha basketball com­pe­ti­tion last Thurs­day.

Drawn at 8-all at half-time, the Drib­blers brought re­newed fo­cus and a strong team ef­fort into the sec­ond half and soon man­aged to edge a few points ahead of their op­po­nents.

The Sin­ners were hot on their heels though, and nudged ev­er­closer through­out the term, and with three min­utes re­main­ing they were only a point be­hind.

But the Drib­blers stood their ground when it counted, scor­ing the hand­ful of ex­tra points needed and hold­ing on to re­main in front and claim an­other win for the sea­son. The fi­nal score stood at 24-19. Young B-grade side the Hawks won an ex­cit­ing game against Goat Trouts in which both teams worked hard, while the Blaz­ers de­feated Lady Fal­cons in their match-up, 27-18.

In the women’s A-grade games, Fal­cons streaked way ahead of Pegy Fly­ers in a dom­i­nant sec­ond half after there had been only one point sep­a­rat­ing them at half-time.

Though their op­po­nents re­duced the mar­gin in the fi­nal min­utes, they won 31-26.

Hello Trouts beat the Mud Flaps in their game, 37-12.

Men’s A-grade team Mayuga Ma­jik de­feated the Pis­tons by 17 points and Trouts School were too good for Coral Trouts.

In the men’s B-grade, Vipers and Heat played an even and phys­i­cal first half be­fore the Vipers broke through and raced ahead in the sec­ond, win­ning 32-19.

Prodigy stunned the Flak­ers with their fast and of­fen­sive play, School­ers thrashed Red­backs, and Car­di­nals de­feated the Pel­i­cans.

Mud Flaps' Leti­tia Faz­zo­lari looks to pass around Hello Trouts' Cassie Perry. Pic­tures: Ali­cia Perera

Heat's Staum Sel­wyn looks to shoot un­der fierce Vipers pres­sure.

Hawks' Faith Hall puts up a con­tested shot.

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