Three-way battle for top spot in Karratha Basketball Association summer season

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NSBC Warriors' Charlie Hancock
Camera IconNSBC Warriors' Charlie Hancock Credit: Supplied / Alexander Scott/Alexander Scott

Just two points separate the top three teams in the Karratha Basketball Association after five rounds of the summer competition.

NSBC Warriors put on a clinical performance against last-placed Flames Black at the Karratha Leisureplex on November 10 to move into second on the ladder.

The Warriors were in control from the start and never looked back, cruising to a 13-point win, 36-23.

Joel Lekias top-scored for the match with 12 points and was supported by teammates Jake Levey (8 points), as well as Aaron Chambers and Charlie Hancock with seven each.

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The top scorer for Flames Black was Branden Mcgrath with 10 points.

In the other round-five games, ladder leader Karratha Kats downed Mayuga Majik 19-6 after Majik were disqualified.

The victory keeps Kats two points clear on top of the ladder while Majik slipped to third with 10 points.

It was a nail-biter in the final game of the round with West Coast Balaz edging out Trouts 38-37.

In the women’s division one game, a 10-point haul from Trouts’ Ava Fountain guided her side to victory over NSBC Lynx.

The action-packed contest saw both sides battle till the end with Trouts proving too strong and securing the win 35-27.

Kats and Flames Black were unable to be separated at the end of their clash with scores level at 26-all.

The undefeated Trouts remain firmly on top of the ladder after five rounds with 15 points with NSBC Lynx second on nine and Kats and Flames Black rounding out the comp tied on eight points.

Round six of the competition will take place at the Karratha Leisureplex on Thursday November 16.

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