Trouts dig deep to pull off surprise

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Trouts Rex English keeping the ball alive
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Coral Trouts stunned Pardoo Katz in round 18 of the Karratha Basketball Association at Karratha Leisureplex last Thursday.

The dominant performance saw Trouts move a game clear of bottom-placed Katz and now trail third-placed Northern Spirit Warriors by five points.

Trouts got off to a fast start with their attack quickly finding the net to take a 13-point lead at half-time, 21-8.

Unfortunately for Katz, they were unable to close the gap as Trouts continued to score at will, quickly taking a 23-point lead with six minutes to play, before the final score blew out to 40-16.

Michael Lund was the standout player for Trouts, scoring six two-pointers, one three-pointer and making three free-throws to bring in 18 points for his side.

Meanwhile, Jayden Brown was the top performer for Katz, making six points from two two-pointers and two free-throws.

In the other Division 1 games, Flames Youth took apart Flames Black in a high-scoring top-of-the-table clash, winning 52-27, and Northern Spirit Warriors beat out Northern Spirit All Starz, 56-39.

In division 2, Northern Spirit Balaboyz downed Flames Black, 42-21, and Roebourne Titans edged out Northern Spirit Saints, 30-24.

In division 3, Wickham Wildcats Blue defeated Flames Orange, 33-17, while Taipans V2 claimed victory over The Mighty Ducks, 39-24, and Redbacks dominated Brook Trouts, 54-19.

In the women’s division, Flames Black extended their lead at the top of the table, overwhelming Cyclones Development, 44-12. Mia Grantham was the high scorer for the Flames with 14 points.

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