Puot puts on stellar performance

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Bulls Gold held on by one-point to defeat club-mates Bulls Maroon in Friday night’s derby at the South West Sports Centre in the Dale Alcock Homes Bunbury Basketball Association A-Grade competition.

Teny Puot was the star for Gold, scoring a game-high 35 points, including four three-pointers, to lead his side to the 84-83 victory.

Puot was well supported by Tre Nichols (20 points) and Chris Douglas (14 points) in the absence of Brynn Francis and Travis Durnin.

Maroon put up a strong fight, with Trent Worthington scoring 21 points for his side, while Tom Harper put up 18 points in the loss.

The win keeps Gold on top of the table with an 8-1 record.

Tornadoes Black are sitting second on the ladder and consolidated that position with a solid 79-68 win over Aces White.

Despite being towards the bottom of the ladder, Aces White put up a fight against the stronger side, with Brody England continuing his fantastic season with 30 points.

But the likes of Carey Watkins (26 points), Brendon Park (17 points) and Tim Collins (14 points) led Tornadoes Black to victory.

Matt Germs was solid for Aces White, scoring 15 points, while Mitch Lockhart hit 11 points.

Tornadoes Grey pushed themselves off the bottom of the ladder with a dominant 77-57 victory over Aces Navy.

Brandon Bennell led the way for Grey, scoring 22 points and was supported by Jordan Yarran (12 points).

Jeremy Paull continued his fine season, scoring a game-high 23 points in the loss, but had little support, with Jared Paull (10 points) the only other player to reach double figures.

The action continues tonight, with the Busselton Bullets taking on Tornadoes Grey and Bulls Maroon battling Tornadoes Black at the South West Sports Centre from 7pm.

Then at 8.30pm Tornadoes Red will tip-off against Aces White, while Aces Navy will look to topple ladder-leaders, Bulls Gold.

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