Prodigy step on gas to rout School­ers

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Perera

Men’s B-grade team the Prodigy con­tin­ued to prove them­selves a dan­ger­ous team in round 18 of bas­ket­ball on Thurs­day with a big win over the ca­pa­ble School­ers.

While School­ers played hard and more or less kept pace with them through­out the first half, Prodigy fired up in the sec­ond and ran ram­pant around their op­po­nents, demon­strat­ing strong de­fen­sive skills along with their usual fast-and fu­ri­ous of­fen­sive play.

They went on to win by 20 points, 47-27.

The Red­backs were thrilled to notch up a rare win against ri­vals the Pel­i­cans, dig­ging deep to get a cru­cial few points out in front in the last five min­utes and win by six points.

The Heat and Flak­ers faced off with Heat com­ing out on top, while Vipers de­feated Car­di­nals 38-27.

In men’s A-grade, Mayuga Ma­jik led for most of their game, but a con­cen­trated late of­fen­sive from Trouts School sud­denly had the two teams neck-and-neck in the last five min­utes.

The Ma­jik kept up their pace against the on­slaught though and fired off a few more shots of their own to keep them in the lead, ul­ti­mately tak­ing the game 23-18.

Coral Trouts im­pressed in an ex­cit­ing and high-scor­ing game against Par­doo Katz, in which they came back to even­tu­ally win, 54-46.

Mean­while, some pre­cise shoot­ing helped the Pis­tons get a com­fort­able win over #Yo­getit, 32-19.

Women’s A-grade team Pegy Fly­ers had their sec­ond win of the sea­son against Mud Flaps, trump­ing them by 10 points, while Hello Trouts outscored Fal­cons in a skilled and high-pres­sure game from both sides.

In women’s B-grade, Drib­blers won against Goat Trouts, and Sin­ners re­cov­ered from a late charge from Lady Fal­cons to come away with a three point win.

Red­backs’ and Pel­i­cans’ play­ers bat­tle for a re­bound.

Fal­cons' Cait­lyn Mal­lard drib­bles un­der heavy pres­sure from Hello Trouts. Pic­tures: Ali­cia Perera

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