Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - ROHAN O’NEIL

Black­stars 57- 43 in their topof- the- ta­ble clash.

Re­cently re­tired Townsville Fire leg­end Rachael McCully starred for Hy­ats with 24 points and her team­mate Lisa Bren­nan added 20, while Claudia Bras­sard was Black­stars’ best with 18 in the loss.

Hy­ats didn’t fare as well in the men’s cham­pi­onship di­vi­sion this week af­ter they went down to Bounc­ers 71- 66.

Townsville Heat duo Matthew Rees and Kee­gan Tude­hope led the way for Bounc­ers with 17 and 16 points re­spec­tively, while Hy­ats’ stand­out per­form­ers were Brady Rut­land ( 24 points) and Daniel Miss­ing­ham ( 21). Black­stars were also win­ners this week, hold­ing off a late Whirl­winds charge to hang on for a 67- 66 win.

The win sees Black­stars re­tain top spot on the lad­der and came on the back of 27 points from Jack­son Todd and 17 from Tom Howard.

Whirl­winds were led by Char­ton Of­fer­man’s 20 points while Ethan Betts and Ben Jamieson had 18 points each in a los­ing ef­fort.

In the other fix­ture this week Michael Sakkas’ 31 points wasn’t enough as Can­nons cruised past Ser­pents 81- 66 be­hind a big game from Josh Myles ( 23 points).


IN THE LANE: Whirl­winds player Brit­tany Fuller drives past Can­nons de­fender Lisa Portelli.

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