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Tigers jump to top spot after dominant win over Raiders in Wednesday night thriller

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Raiders' Brendon Thomas.
Camera IconRaiders' Brendon Thomas. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

The Tigers have jumped to the top spot in the competition after a dominant victory over the Raiders in round three at Broome Recreation and Aquatics Centre on March 1.

Controlling the court right from the get-go, the Tigers quickly took the lead in the opening minutes of the match and continued their steady march to victory over the next three terms as the Raiders failed to catch them, 81 to 35.

Tigers’ Latrell Matthews scored 33 points making him the top scorer of the match while Brendon Thomas was the top scorer for the Raiders with 15 points.

Raiders' Brendon Thomas.
Camera IconRaiders' Brendon Thomas. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

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Then the two previous top-of-the ladder teams Odash and the Warriors went head-to-head in a hotly contested clash that went right down to the wire with the Warriors just clinching the win, 35 to 37.

Odash’s William Bernard and the Warrior’s Trevor Menmuir drew on the top scorer of the match with 12 points each.

And it could have been anyone’s game in the evenly matched skirmish between the Gantheaume Pointers and the Skywalkers, but it was the Pointers who emerged victorious in the final quarter after a deadlocked first three terms, 37 to 36.

Skywalker Nathan Woodhouse and Gantheaume Pointers’ Jetani Hunter drew for the best point scorer of the match with 14 points each.

Spoonbills' Troy Douglass.
Camera IconSpoonbills' Troy Douglass. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

In division two, the Spoonbills just managed to retain their top-of-the-ladder position after nearly succumbing to the Vipers, 24 to 23.

Spoonbills’ John Malkovic and the Vipers’ Shaun Nelson both drew as the top scorer of the match on 8 points each.

The Broome Gators also had an impressive victory, taking down BBC in the biggest win of division two, 66 to 47.

The Gators’ Brett Niarn was the top scorer of the match on 20 points while BBC’s Hajji Magan scored the most for his side on 14 points.

Then the Cobras stole the win from the Misfits in another hotly contested match which could have gone either way, 48 to 43.

Michael Haji Ali was the top scorer for the Misfits on 14 points while Cobras’ Thomas Nickels led his team with 12 points.

Spoonbills' Campbell Mellor.
Camera IconSpoonbills' Campbell Mellor. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

In the women’s competition the Pacers held on to the top spot after an easy win over the Broome Blitzers, 30 to 19.

The Sharks took down the Sky Breakers, 26 to 19.

The Crystals claimed the win in their clash against On Call, 27 to 21.

And the Raiders destroyed the Lady Bombers, 32 to 23.

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