Bulls fast start sets up win against reigning champs

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Skye Palmer (Bulls) helped control the back court in her side’s win.
Camera IconSkye Palmer (Bulls) helped control the back court in her side’s win.

Reigning Bunbury Basketball Association men’s champions Aces White dropped back to .500 following Friday night’s 109-95 loss against the Bulls at the South West Sports Centre.

It was a tough night for Aces, who were without exciting youngster Rivar Evans, Brody England and Josh Hunt for the clash.

Having said this, the Bulls were also minus SBL-hardened playmakers Travis Durnin and Clive Weeden, which meant a number of their players needed to raise their respective offensive outputs.

The Bulls broke the game open inside the opening minute of the game, racing to a 7-0 lead, which forced the Aces White bench to hastily call a time-out in a bid to address the alarming start.

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To their credit, the reigning champs clawed their way and actually led at the half, however were unable to keep their offensive mojo late in the game.

Baiden Parsons dropped a game-high 35 points for the Bulls, while Devan Craig and Rhys Barrett tried hard for Aces White.

Others to record wins were league leaders Tornadoes Black (93-65) over Aces Sky, with Matt Leary and Xavier Cotton dominating — while Tornadoes Red took care of the Dunsborough Oilers 83-56.

In the women’s competition, the Bulls managed to keep the red-hot Karinda Farrant quiet en route to a comfortable 51-38 win over the Eaton Eagles.

It was also a big night for Anita Reca, who drained three shots from downtown.

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