Busselton stop rampaging Bulls

Zach RelphSouth Western Times
Tre Nichols
Camera IconTre Nichols

The Busselton Bullets caused an upset in the Bunbury Basketball Association’s Dale Alcock Homes A-Grade, defeating league-leaders Bulls Gold by 13 points on Friday night.

Bullets trio Dylan Ness, Travis Vogel and Matt Mansfield combined for 69 points in a gallant display which ended Bulls Gold’s eight-game winning steak.

The Bulls got within six points mid-way through the final quarter, but were unable to claw back the Bullets’ lead in the final stages of the tussle.

Bulls Gold star guard Tre Nichols drained 38 points, including five three-pointers.

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Tornadoes Grey almost caused an upset against Bulls Maroon, after Brandon Bennell scored 24 points.

Bennell and the Tornadoes, who have only won two games this season, looked to be on the verge of an unlikely win when they led by two points with six minutes remaining in the final term.

However, the Bulls Maroon outfit remained composed and secured victory following 27 points from Wade Hithcock and Patrick Phillips scoring 21 points.

Jermemy Paull’s 28 points helped Aces Navy secure a much-needed 10-point triumph over Aces White.

Paull and Archie Hall (15 points) were among Navy’s most influential players throughout the four quarters, while Brody England and Matt Germs both scored 17 points for Aces White.

Scores were close for much of the game, but Aces Navy managed to rally in the final term to claim the comfortable win.

Tornadoes Red won its third game of the season in a gruelling encounter against Tornadoes Black, after a game-high 28 points from Jordan Sears.

Sears, alongside Jay Walton and Craig Kamocha — who both scored 14 points – helped lift Tornadoes Red to the seven-point victory.

The trio proved too strong for the Tornadoes Black outfit, despite Carey Watkins (21 points) and Brayden Lawler’s (14 points) efforts.

In the women’s competition, Dena English guided Tornadoes to a six-point win against Aces White with 29 points.

English hit six three-pointers in the four quarters, while Tayla Kemp chimed in with 10 points.

Eleanor Hartill led the ladder-leaders the Bulls to a 10-point victory verse Aces Navy, hitting 19 points.

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