The MpBoyz defeated Ngadalargin by five points on Wednesday night to join them on equal points at the top of the ladder with one round left to play in Broome basketball’s senior men’s league. The high-intensity match saw both teams battle it out across four tight quarters, each looking to claim the championship in just a few weeks time. The nail-biter saw MpBoyz win 28-23. In the second game of the night Tigers took an early lead against Cool Running which they managed to hold on to for victory. Pouncing into the game, the Tigers led by 14 points at quarter time and remained consistent through the game. Despite Cool Running’s best defensive efforts in the third quarter, the score difference had increased to 15 points with one quarter left to play. Cool Running could not muster up much in the fourth quarter as Tigers won 60-41. Meanwhile the Gantheaume Pointers ended the Kings’ finals ambition while keeping themselves in the hunt with a seven-point win. The Pointers claimed the first quarter, charging into attack and securing an 8-3 lead. But the Kings were quick to bounce back and settled the score 12-all by the end of the second quarter. An edge-of-the-seat scrap in the third quarter saw the Pointers regain power just, leading by two points. A tenacious fourth quarter saw the referee pause the game for a time out, after Pointers player James Hay-Hendry suffered an injury and was sent off. With minutes on the clock, the Pointers stepped up to the plate to claim the match 35-28. In the final game of the night third-placed Roey Misfits defeated Broome Magic in a thrilling match. Taking charge of the game early, the Misfits maintained a strong offensive force, which overpowered Magic’s defence. By the final whistle, the Roey Misfits managed to basket 57 points compared to Broome Magic’s 46. With this week the last round before finals, Ngadalargin sit in first place, followed by Mp Boyz, the Roey Misfits and the Tigers, with fifth-placed Gantheaume Pointers looking to fight their way to finals.