Gantheaume Pointers dominate men’s A-grade competition in Broome basketball’s opening round

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The Broome Basketball Association launched its 2024 season with a bang as teams clashed in the opening round at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre on February 14.

The Gantheaume Pointers set the tone for the season by securing a commanding victory over the Raiders, nearly doubling their score with an impressive win, 82 to 42.

Taj Pirrottina led the charge for the Pointers, emerging as the top scorer of the match with 30 points while Brendon Thomas scored 15 points for the Raiders.

Meanwhile, the Jets soared to victory against the Drifterz, 61 to 39.

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Despite facing defeat, Drifterz’ Chris Hunter was the top scorer of the match with 18 points while Brennan Stack contributed significantly to the Jets’ win with 13 points.

The Tigers also clinched a solid win against the Peninsula Bombers, 60 to 42, securing the comfortable victory with Jarman Cox leading the charge with 14 points.

With their impressive start, the Gantheaume Pointers now sit atop the A-grade ladder, followed closely by the Jets, while the Tigers and Bombers secure third and fourth positions respectively.

The Drifterz are in fifth place, leaving the Raiders trailing at the bottom of the ladder.

In the women’s division, the Raiders secured a dominant victory over the Slammers, 50 to 17.

Elainah Coffin led the Slammers’ offence with 16 points while Catherine Meehan-McCarthy’s 14 points helping fuel the Raiders’ win.

The Lady Bombers had a closely contested match against the Drifters, ultimately emerging victorious, 34 to 27.

Nannett Cox led the Lady Bombers’ charge with 10 points while Jerisha Wungundin made a notable contribution for the Drifters with six points.

The Sky Breakers secured a win after the Starlets forfeited their match while the Tigers also claimed a victory after the Sharks forfeited, both due to insufficient players.

The Raiders now leap to the top of the ladder, followed closely by the Lady Bombers, with the Sky Breakers and Tigers trailing in third and fourth places respectively.

The Drifters and Slammers occupy the fifth and sixth spots while the Sharks and Starlets sit at the bottom of the ladder.

In the men’s social league, the Misfits secured an impressive victory over the Broome Gators, 64 to 28.

Michael Haji Ali led the charge for the Misfits with an impressive 26 points while Daniel Aspey was the top scorer for the Broome Gators with 11 points.

In other match-ups, the Wolves triumphed over the Tigers, 39 to 20.

Clinton Benjamin led the Wolves with 11 points while Pascal King and Thomas Lawford tied as the top scorers for the Tigers with eight points each.

The Bumblebees got the win over Broome Best Cleaning Services, 68 to 37.

Latrell Sibosado led the charge for the Bumblebees with 17 points while Hajji Magan showcased his skills as the top scorer for Broome Best Cleaning Services with 12 points.

MUA secured the win over the Cobras, 61 to 40 with Keanu Crispin emerging as the top scorer of the match with 19 points.

The Misfits’ victory catapults them to the top of the ladder while the Broome Gators occupy the bottom rung.

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