Big win for Yogetit over rivals
Last year’s men’s A-grade premiers Yogetit have a chance to make it to a second consecutive grand final win after beating rivals Mayuga Majik in their semifinal game on Thursday.
Yogetit had the edge against 2015-16 season runners-up the Majik for most of their match, though their opponents made them work for it with a comeback attempt early in the second half when Yogetit’s offence temporarily ground to a halt.
But Yogetit outlasted the onslaught and stepped up again to ultimately get ahead by a comfortable eight points.
Meanwhile, Trouts School were knocked out of the finals race by Coral Trouts, who have turned their season around in recent months.
Coral Trouts were competitive in an even first half but were four points down at half-time.
They came storming back late in the second term when it most counted and hit their stride in the final five minutes, edging just far enough ahead of their opponents to win 35-28.
A final two-pointer with 30 seconds left on the clock put the nail in the coffin for Trouts School and gave the Coral Trouts a shot at making the grand final should they beat the Majik in a decider this Thursday.
Women’s A-grade side the Falcons ousted Pegy Flyers 30-13 and will play Mud Flaps on Thursday to determine who faces first-placed team Hello Trouts in the grand final.
In the men’s B-grade top two semifinal, Prodigy got the jump on the Heat from the start and blitzed them with some searing offensive play, sending themselves into the grand final on the back of a 46-23 final score.
The Flakers and Vipers B-grade game was much closer, but Flakers proved too good and sent their opponents packing for the season with a 27-16 win.
In the women’s B semifinals, Blazers won a low-scoring thriller against the Hawks in which the teams were never more than a few points apart.
Hawks looked set for a win at three points up with five minutes left on the clock, but as it ticked down to zero, Blazers pulled out all the stops and edged one crucial point ahead with a shot from Jasmin Couzens. They claimed the game 12-11. Hawks will get a second chance at making the finals in a game against Lady Falcons, who beat Goat Trouts.
All KBA grand final games will be held on Saturday at the Karratha Leisureplex.
Blazers' Ashanti Hicks goes up for a shot.