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Gantheaume Pointers to face Kings in grand final after preliminary final win over Odash

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
Odash's Jakheen Coaby.
Camera IconOdash's Jakheen Coaby. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser

The Gantheaume Pointers will face down the Kings in the Broome Basketball Association’s A-grade grand final after mounting a victory in their recent preliminary final clash.

Taking on Odash at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre on November 29, the Pointers struggled to get ahead of their opponents in the first quarter with both teams evenly matched.

After the first break Odash started to pull ahead but some well-played scores from Taj Pirrottina pushed the Pointers into the lead at the close of the first half, 26 to 25.

Gantheaume Pointers' Taj Pirrottina.
Camera IconGantheaume Pointers' Taj Pirrottina. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser

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Using momentum from the end of the first half, the Pointers opened the second half with a score from Pirrottina, helping to reassert their small lead.

A score from Jasper John brought Odash back into the game until a score from the Pointers’ Tom Schorer within the last minute squashed Odash’s chances of regaining the lead before the break.

After a short break the Pointers continued to extend their lead to 10 points with several defensive plays from Tim Fogarty making the lead possible.

A last ditch effort for Odash in the last minute resulted in a score but it wasn’t enough to bring them back into the lead with the Pointers winning the match, 50 to 39.

The Pointers’ Pirrottina was the top scorer with 18 points while William Bernard and Jakheen Coaby tied as best scorers for Odash with 12 points each.

The Pointers now go on to face the Kings in the men’s A-grade grand final set for December 6.

In the men’s social division preliminary final, the Spoonbills defeated the Bumblebees to claim a spot in the grand final, 40 to 36.

The Bumblebees’ Nathan Woodhouse and the Spoonbills’ Robbie Haymes-Holder tied for best scorer with 12 points each.

The Spoonbills will now face the Misfits in the men’s social grand final on December 6.

In the women’s first preliminary final the Starlets defeated the Dribblers in a one-sided match, booking a berth in the grand final in their 44 to 12 win.

Helen Ockerby was the Starlets top performer scoring 19 points while Gracie Naughton and Jessica Richardson tied for top scorer for the Dribblers on four points each.

In the second women’s preliminary final, the Tigers defeated the Slammers after a close match, 40 to 30.

The Slammers’ Elainah Coffin was the top scorer of the match with 13 points while Leetoia Bin Rashid and Adi Cox tied as the best performers for the Tigers.

The Tigers will now go on to clash with the Starlets in the women’s grand final on December 6.

The Bumblebees' Scott Gore-Birch.
Camera IconThe Bumblebees' Scott Gore-Birch. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser

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