England in ace form

Michael GliddonSouth Western Times

Aces White caused a major upset in Bunbury Basketball Association’s Dale Alcock Homes A-Grade competition on Friday night, beating an undermanned Bulls Maroon 82-81.

It was a tight game throughout with the margin never exceeding eight points, but ultimately a 40-point game by Brody England, including the go ahead basket with seconds to play, was the difference.

Matt Germs added 16 points for the winners, while Tom Harper (25 points), James Goodlad (21 points) and Wade Hitchcock (19 points) were Maroon’s best.

Bulls Gold had a tougher than expected match against the lowly Tornadoes Grey, with the top of the ladder team coming away with a 97-85 win.

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Travis Durnin scored a game-high 30 points for Gold with Tre Nichols and Teny Puot backing him up with 23 points each, while Tyrone Winder (23 points) and Brandon Bennell (19 points) were Grey’s best.

Tornadoes Red defeated Aces Navy 86-69 with Jordan Barlow and Jordan Sears scoring 18 points each for the victors.

Jay Walton also chipped in 16 points for Red, while Navy were led by Jeremy Paull (28 points) and Luke Deighton (12 points).

Busselton defeated Tornadoes Black by 10 points at the Geographe Leisure Centre, which demotes Black from equal first down to second on the ladder.

In the Women’s competition, Bulls smashed Aces White 81-51 with Georgia Denehey scoring 22 points for Bulls.

Courtney Bayliss added 19 points and Eleanor Hartill and Demi Liddle scored 10 points each for the winners, while Nardia Klem was the only White player to crack double figures with 11 points.

Tornadoes defeated Busselton in their match up at the Geographe Leisure Centre.

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