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Exciting basketball showdowns unfold as teams battle for finals spots

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Odash's Benjamin Goldie takes a shot.
Camera IconOdash's Benjamin Goldie takes a shot. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser

Teams battled it out at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre basketball courts on Novmeber 15 as they fought for a place in the upcoming Broome Basketball Association wet season finals.

In a thrilling match-up in the men’s A-grade, the Gantheaume Pointers showcased their prowess by defeating the Raiders with a commanding score, 63 to 37.

Taj Pirrottina emerged as the top scorer for the Pointers with an impressive 23 points while Pascal Barnes led the Raiders with 12 points.

With the victory the Pointers advance to the first round of finals where they will face the Kings, leaving the Raiders to bow out of the competition.

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In another intense contest the Bad Boys secured a narrow victory against Odash, 31 to 29.

Chris Hunter led the Bad Boys with 11 points, closely followed by Jakheen Coaby of Odash with 10 points.

The two teams are now set to clash again in the first round of finals next week.

The Kings asserted their dominance in a formidable match against the Tigers, emerging victorious with a resounding score, 80 to 41.

Jarman Cox of the Kings stole the spotlight as the top scorer with 26 points while Decovan Lane led the Tigers with 14 points.

Shifting to the women’s division, the Sharks demonstrated their prowess in a convincing 36 to 10 win.

Shannen King of the Sharks led the scoring with 14 points while Tehana Connelly topped the Dribblers with four points.

The Sharks are now gearing up to face the Slammers in the first round of finals, while the Dribblers prepare to clash with the Raiders.

In another women’s division showdown, the Starlets secured a 36 to 30 victory against the Tigers.

Kelli Small emerged as the top scorer for the Starlets with 17 points while Latoyah Lawford led the Tigers with seven points.

The Starlets maintain their stronghold at the top of the ladder with the Tigers closely trailing in second position.

Turning to the men’s social division, the Bumblebees celebrated a hard-fought triumph against the Gators, 52 to 48.

Kyle D’Antoine of the Gators was the top scorer with an impressive 27 points while Latrell Sibosado led the Bumblebees with 17 points.

In a closely contested match, the Spoonbills emerged victorious against the Misfits, 40 to 39.

Troy Douglass led the Spoonbills with 12 points while Clinton Manado topped the scoring for the Misfits with nine points.

The two teams are set to face off again in the first round of finals while the Bumblebees prepare for a showdown against the Gators.

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