Flames fight hard, but Towns pre­vail

Broome Advertiser - - SPORT - Carly Laden

An in­tense last-quar­ter ef­fort was not enough for the Flames to stop Towns from a sec­ond suc­ces­sive vic­tory in round 5 of com­pe­ti­tion last week.

It was an even start to the match, with each team match­ing the other point for point un­til Towns be­gan to build a nar­row lead late in the quar­ter.

De­spite a seem­ingly even start to the sec­ond quar­ter, Towns soon found their rhythm and ex­tended their lead over the Flames to lead by 10 points at the main break.

Af­ter the half-time break, it seemed the Flames were more de­ter­mined than ever to bounce back from their pre­vi­ous loss to the Old Girls.

The Flames be­gan re­ally step­ping up the pres­sure on Towns, al­though it seemed Towns were cool un­der pres­sure as they con­tin­ued to ex­tend their lead.

How­ever, it seemed fa­tigue had started to set­tle in for Towns as er­rors started to give them a bit of a scare.

It seemed the Flames were try­ing to stage a come­back as they kicked them­selves into a new gear.

How­ever, it was not enough as the Towns soon re­cov­ered and ex­tended their lead to win the match 42-29.

Else­where in di­vi­sion 1, the Bul­lets handed the Old Girls their first loss of the sea­son, win­ning 59-39.

Mean­while in di­vi­sion 2, the Flames de­feated the Broomies, 55-20, and the Flames Blaz­ers held off the Fire­birds, 22-20.

In di­vi­sion 3, the Bul­lets out­ran the Jija Bops, 33-31, and Not Quite Di­a­monds con­tin­ued their win­ning streak by de­feat­ing the Stingers, 44-40.

In di­vi­sion 4, the Crouch­ing Tigers de­feated the Bin Chick­ens, 21-13, and the Scorchers de­feated the Flames Di­a­monds, 26-15.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

Flames' Rosie Hock­ing as­sesses her op­tions while Meghann Ritchie looks to in­ter­cept.

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