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Season heats up in BBA

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Tornadoes’ Jasmine Barrett takes it to the basket.
Camera IconTornadoes’ Jasmine Barrett takes it to the basket.

Dunsborough Oilers will look to carry momentum and deliver ladder leaders Tornadoes Black their first loss in round eight of the women’s Bunbury Basketball Association tomorrow night.

An in-form Oilers team will be hoping to have a similar spread of scorers to last week when it cruised to a comfortable 26-point win over Tornadoes Red.

It will be a battle of the shooting guards in the top-of-the-table clash with Oilers’ Dana and Adele East and Tornadoes Black’s Ebony Bilcich and Jasmine Barrett all in red hot form.

In the other women’s match, Tornadoes Red will battle it out with Aces Sky as both teams work to find form on the approach to mid-way of the season.

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After a depleted side did its best for Tornadoes Red last week, the team is expected to be back to full strength with the skilful Karinda Farrant and veteran Lisa Cartwright set to return.

The team will need to work hard defensively to shut down Aces’ continually improving scorers in youngsters Sydney Lewis and Lauren Vincent.

In the men’s round, Eaton Eagles will be hoping to make the most of their home court advantage against Tornadoes Red in the first match to be played at Eaton Recreation Centre.

Both teams will be hoping to find some form with the Eagles still looking to secure their first win of the season. Aces White have a big challenge ahead of them as they take on top-of-the-table Bulls.

Bulls are yet to lose a game this season and Aces’ youngsters Brody England and Devan Craig will need to work hard defensively to have any chance.

Teams have struggled to find answers against a strong Bulls side with Travis Durnin, Trent Worthington, Clive Weeden, Tom Harper and Paddy Phillips causing headaches for oppositions.

Aces Sky and Dunsborough Oilers could play the most even match of the round with both teams sitting comfortably in the middle of the ladder.

Aces guards Cory Richardson and Luke Deighton will aim to continue their accuracy while Oilers Matthew Mansfield will again be heavily relied on.

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