Karratha basketball summer season brings hot competition with nailbiting round

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Close matches were a highlight in round eight.
Camera IconClose matches were a highlight in round eight. Credit: Caleb Runciman/RegionalHUB

It was a night of close finishes in round eight of the Karratha Basketball Association summer competition, with all three senior men’s games decided by three points or less.

In the opening game of the round, West Coast Ballaz defeated Karratha Kats 41-38 in a game that went down to the wire.

Adam Wailu top scored for Ballaz with 15 points including a three-pointer while Cale Buzzard (20 points) top scored for Kats.

Meanwhile, Kerwin Snook guided the Magpies to a two-point win over the struggling Trouts 37-35.

Snook scored 16 points and was supported by Tyrel Smith (eight) and Tyde Chappell (nine) to help the side hold on to the win.

The final game of the round NSCB Warriors and Mayuga Majik left it all on the court, with the two sides unable to be separated at 45-all.

The draw means the Warriors trail the ladder leaders Kats by just one point after eight rounds of action.

Meanwhile, in the women’s competition, Flames Black overcame Kats 32-27 and Trouts dominated NSBC Lynx 46-19.

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