Black Magic remain dominant in Kununurra basketball competition

Cain AndrewsThe Kimberley Echo
East Kimberley basketballers battle it out on the Kununurra basketball courts.
Camera IconEast Kimberley basketballers battle it out on the Kununurra basketball courts. Credit: Supplied

Hungry basketballers stormed the courts of the Kununurra Leisure Centre as the Kununurra Basketball Association’s indoor competition headed into its seventh round last week.

On February 6 in the men’s division, the Hornets narrowly edged past Drifters in a nail-biting encounter, securing a 41-40 victory.

Brendon Nelson emerged as the shining star for Hornets, dominating the scoreboard with an impressive 11 points.

Meanwhile, Black Magic overpowered Warriors by 11 points, 49-38.

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D’Andre Cox, of Black Magic, stole the spotlight with an outstanding performance that netted him 19 points while Thomas Roebourne led the charge for the Warriors with nine points.

Unfortunately, Pelicans were forced to forfeit their match due to insufficient players, resulting in a 10-0 victory for the Suns.

Looking ahead to round eight of the men’s competition on February 13, Hornets will face off against Suns, while Warriors gear up for a showdown against the Drifters.

In round two of the women’s competition on February 15, Hornets Purple will face Suns while the Knx Kingfishers will take on the Hornets Green.

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