Semi-final action sees Northern Spirit Warriors show fighting spirit in two-point victory over Flames Grey

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Northern Spirit Warriors showed their fighting spirit with a hard-fought victory over Flames Div 1 Grey in the Karratha Basketball Association semi-finals.

The game took place on March 24, with Flames running away to a seven-point lead with nine minutes left in the half.

Warriors battled back, showing their grit to cut the deficit to just one point, 23-22, at half-time.

The match became an arm wrestle in the second half with neither side giving an inch as the lead changed hands five times.

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In the end, Warriors were too strong for the Flames Div 1 Grey, taking out a gruelling two-point victory 41-39.

Joel Lekias scored 16 points for the Warriors while teammates Jonathan Wilson and Aaron Chambers chipped in with 10 and nine points respectively.

Jake Levey was the Flames Grey’s top scorer with 15 points.

In the other semi-final, 13 points from Maeva Walker steered Flames Div 1 Black to victory over Northern Spirit Suns 33-29.

In division two, Flames Div 2 Orange overpowered Thirsty Trouts 31-23 and RMSC Villagers were too strong for Northern Spirit Corps, winning 32-23.

In the women’s division one semi-finals Northern Spirit Lynx downed Trouts Blue 26-19 and Flames Div 1 Black romped to victory over Trouts White 38-20.

In the division two semi-finals, Flames Div 2 Grey defeated Trouts Blue 33-24 and Flames Div 2 Black scorched Majik 21-12.

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