Impressive showing from Warriu as Black Magic claim another colossal win

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
East Kimberley basketballers battling it out on the Kununurra courts.
Camera IconEast Kimberley basketballers battling it out on the Kununurra courts. Credit: Supplied

The Warriors and Black Magic have continued to assert their position as the teams to beat in Kununurra Basketball after some dominant wins in the final round of the regular season.

Down on the Kununurra basketball courts on March 2 in the men’s competition, Warriu made impressive improvements on the court as they went up against Silverbox in a strong showing despite succumbing to the third-place team.

Silverbox controlled the play in the first half nearly doubling Warriu’s score but after the halftime break Warriu tightened their defence disrupting Silverbox’s attack run.

But it wasn’t enough to make up the ground lost on the scoreboard, resulting in another defeat for the out-of-town team, 48 to 35.

Then the Warriors chalked up another win after a pyrrhic victory over the Drifters.

To their credit, the Drifters managed to keep within an 11-point margin of the top of the ladder team throughout the match, only dropping back in the final half as the Warriors ramped up their attack to take the win, 35 to 24.

Black Magic on the other hand claimed yet another huge win on the scoreboard in their clash against the Knx Nets with the second-on-the-ladder team more than doubling their opponent’s score, 60 to 26.

In the last round before the Grand Final in the women’s competition, the Hornets just clinched the win over the Newbiez to secure their spot in the Grand Final, 27 to 22.

And the Ravens, despite being behind after the first half, managed to steal the semi-final win from the Jewelz after taking back control of the court in the second half and breaking their defence, 28 to 16.

Now the Ravens and the Hornets will face down under the Kununurra basketball lights in the women’s Grand Final on Tuesday, March 7, while the men’s competition enters the semi-final round.

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