A slick 10-point win to the Oilers
Dunsborough Oilers’ remarkable A-Women resurgence in the Bunbury Basketball Association continued on Friday night, as they handed league leaders Tornadoes Black a 67-57 loss.
The Oilers, who entered with a three-game winning streak, displayed great resilience early in the final quarter when challenged by the league leaders.
Trailing 46-42, the visitors turned the game with a masterful 9-0 offensive run, with Calie Szczypior’s sole successful three-point shot getting her side jump-started.
Traditional offensive threats Beige Harris, Dana and Adele East contributed when required, however it was the brilliance of Shannon Verhagen (24 points) which caused the most headaches for Black’s defence.
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Tornadoes Red kept the heat on the Oilers in second spot with a comprehensive 51-40 win over Aces Sky, with Cassady Anderson and Kate Fielding combining for 35 points between them.
In A-Men matches, Tornadoes Black and Aces Sky scored heavy wins over Tornadoes Red and Eaton Eagles respectively – while the Oilers improved to .500 with a 77-69 win over an Aces White side inspired by Brody England, which elevated them into fourth spot.
Bunbury Basketball Association - Round 15 fixtures (tonight)
A-Men: 7pm Tornadoes Red v Eaton Eagles, Aces White v Bulls; 8.30pm Dunsborough Oilers v Aces Sky.
A-Women: 7pm Tornadoes Red v Tornadoes Black; 8.30pm Dunsborough Oilers v Aces Sky.
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