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Kats retain Karratha basketball top spot with convincing win over Trouts

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Kats’ Jordan Shand scored 18 points for his side.
Camera IconKats’ Jordan Shand scored 18 points for his side. Credit: Alexander Scott

Karratha Kats remain on top of the ladder following a 24-point victory over Trouts in the latest round of the Karratha Basketball Association summer season.

The round six clash at the Karratha Leisureplex took place on November 17 with Kats flexing their muscles early before running away with the win 58-34.

The table-toppers were in control throughout the match on the back of Tane Duguid’s 22-point haul.

Kats’ Jordan Shand tries to dodge an opponent.
Camera IconKats’ Jordan Shand tries to dodge an opponent. Credit: Alexander Scott

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Duguid was supported by teammate Jordan Shand with the pair combining for 40 of their side’s total.

Meanwhile, Ashley Benjamin top scored for the struggling Trouts with 14 points.

The win keeps Kats undefeated for the season while Trouts slip to second last on the ladder with one win from five games.

In the other round-six games, second-placed NSBC Warriors dominated the Magpies by 40 points in a one-sided affair, 77-37.

The Warriors’ attack proved too much for their opponents with Jake Levey showing his class with 30 points including two three-point throws.

The Kats were too strong for Trouts.
Camera IconThe Kats were too strong for Trouts. Credit: Alexander Scott

The win keeps the side within touching distance of the red-hot Kats, trailing the ladder leaders by just one game.

Meanwhile, Flames Black recovered from last week’s loss with a nailbiting one-point win over West Coast Balaz.

The back-and-forth contest went down to the wire with Flames Black holding their nerve to win 46-45.

In the women’s division one competition, NSBC Lynx took down Flames Black by two points, 29-27.

Lynx’s Estee Pinder was the difference with a hopping 20 points to steer her side to the win.

And in the final game of the round, Kats handed Trouts their first loss of the season.

Kats took the contest to the Trouts early and never looked back, coming away with the hard-fought upset, 27-20.

Round seven kicks off at the Karratha Leisureplex on November 23.

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