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Trouts, Flames wins set up battle for first place in final round of Karratha Women’s Basketball league

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The penultimate round of the Karratha Basketball Association season featured two action-packed games in the women’s division one competition.

Trouts proved their mettle in a thriller against Cyclones U18 team at the Karratha Leisureplex on March 10.

In the end, Trouts edged past Cyclones 21-19 with Karolyn Hartung top scoring for Trouts with 10 points.

In a high-scoring contest between Flames Black and NSBC Lynx, Flames put on a clinic to come away with a 23-point win.

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Mia Grantham (11 points) and Indiana Davies (10 points) helped Flames power to a 43-20 victory.

With Flames and Trouts both winning, the two teams are set to duke it out in round 15 - the final normal season round - to see who can clinch top spot.

A win for the Flames, currently two points behind the Trouts, would see the teams finish on equal points, with the Flames likely to take the top-spot in percentages.

A Trouts win would seal their spot at the top of the league with a four-point margin.

NSBC will face off against the Cyclones, who will look to secure their first win of the season in the final week.

In division 2 Majik defeated Trouts 26-8, Trouts Blue downed Flames Black 32-22 and Flames Grey proved too strong for NSBC Queens 34-23.

In the men’s league, Flames Grey battled Mayuga Majik, overcoming their opponents 47-36 while Flames Black defeated Roebourne Magpies 39-20.

Karratha Kats dominated Trouts by 44 points after putting on a scoring clinic to win 68-24 and NSBC Warriors shut out Pardoo Katz 20-0.

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