The Kings have rocketed themselves into the top position on the Broome Basketball Association men’s A-grade ladder as the competition returns for its summer season. The dry-season champions, the Kings, returned to the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre courts on October 18 to face the Gantheaume Pointers in a dry-season grand final rematch. Unfortunately for the Pointers it was a repeat of the last time the two teams met on the court with the Kings reigning supreme and defeating the Pointers by 13-points, 63 to 50. Jarman Cox put in a spectacular performance with the Kings powerhouse scoring 24-points, making him the highest scorer of the match. Then Odash clashed with the Tigers in a nailbiter of a match. Odash’s Jasper John was the top scorer of the match with 15 points, closely followed by rival Tiger Aaron Sampi who sunk 14 points. The two teams were evenly matched with the game going right down to the wire, but ultimately it was Odash who clinched the win by a single point, 43 to 42. In the men’s social division, the Spoonbills climbed to the top rung of the ladder after their clash with the Gators. The Gators Brett Nairn fought ferociously racking up 21 points but the Spoonbills’ Robbie Haymes-Holder was hot on his tail scoring 20 points, helping the Spoonbills take home the win, 46 to 39. The Misfits made their return to the court to take on the Bumblebees in their first match of the season. It was a close call for the Misfits but thanks to the performances from Latrell Sibosado (17 points) and Kurt Bello (15 points) the Misfits took home the win by five points, 49 to 44. The women’s division also returned to the court with the Sharks proving they are the apex predator of the competition after defeating the Dribblers and jumping to the top rung on the ladder, 22 to 3. The Tigers claimed the third rung on the ladder after their win against the Raiders, 41 to 33. The Raiders’ Simone Narkle and the Tigers’ Leetoia Bin Rashid both had a tremendous showing, coming away with 14 points each. The Starlets dominated in their clash with the Slammers, shooting themselves to second position on the ladder, 37 to 21.