Close contests highlight round 13 of Waroona Amateur Basketball Association, with Magic suffering first loss

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
The previously undefeated Magic side were defeated by the second-placed Warriors by one point.
Camera IconThe previously undefeated Magic side were defeated by the second-placed Warriors by one point. Credit: RegionalHUB

Spectators of last week’s Waroona Amateur Basketball Association games were treated to a show, with more than one result coming down to the wire.

Round 13 of the senior men’s and women’s competitions was held on Wednesday at the Waroona Recreation and Aquatic Centre, with two matches being won by only one point.

In the men’s competition, the previously undefeated Magic had their winning streak come to a nailbiting end in its clash against the second-placed Warriors.

Magic was behind from the get-go, with the side getting thrashed 26-12 at half-time. Despite scoring an impressive 29 points in the second half, it was just not enough to get over the Warriors’ advantage, going down 42-41.

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Rickardo Jetta helped the Warriors to their victory by scoring 14 points, throuh Magic’s Chad Philpott was the highest points scorer for the game, with 15.

The game between the Suns and Rent-A-Crowd was far more one-sided, with the latter going down, 53-22.

It just wasn’t to be for the defeated side, with the Suns keeping the team to less than double digits at half-time.

A fill-in player for the winning side managed to nearly shoot the equivalent of Rent-A-Crowd’s final result, scoring 20 points.

The Bulls did not take to the court last week as planned against the Kings after their opponents forfeited the match.

In the women’s competition, the Young Bloods were nipping at the heels of the Kings during their match.

The three-point difference at half-time narrowed to one point by the end of the game, with the Kings just getting over the line, 22-21.

It was another fill-in who did the heavy lifting for the winning side, scoring 12 points.

Makkiah Dittmann was the highest points scorer for the Young Bloods with 10 points.

The showdown between the Blue Birds and Group Therapy was a far less contentious affair.

The former team dominated the court during the game, with the final score sitting at 61-27.

Another fill-in scored about a third of the winning team’s points, though Alexia Cicolari’s 16 points was a solid effort.

None of the defeated side’s players scored in double figures, with Tegan Strobl the highest scorer with eight points.

The Slammers got a free win last week after the Phoneix side forfeited their match.

In the Harvey Basketball Association round, the Bulls pulled off a narrow 44-40 win against Kaizen Elite Basketball.

Chase Reeves (14 points) and Darren Millsteed (10 points) both produced strong showings for the winning team, while Romero Pizon (10 points) was the highest scorer for the defeated side.

In the women’s matches, the top-of-the-ladder Bulls suffered only their second defeat against the Djinda side, going down 49-23.

LBH scored a solid victory against the Fillies, winning 41-32.

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