Tornadoes look to blow Navy away

Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
Tayah Burrows will be hoping to put some points on the board for Tornadoes when they battle Aces Navy tomorrow night.
Camera IconTayah Burrows will be hoping to put some points on the board for Tornadoes when they battle Aces Navy tomorrow night. Credit: Picture: Jon Gellweiler, Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Aces Navy will have to turn around a 0-4 record against Tornadoes tonight if they are to play Bulls in the women’s Bunbury Basketball Association grand final.

The preliminary final will be the two side’s fifth meeting so far this year, with Tornadoes winning every previous encounter by an average of 18 points.

In their last encounter Aces Navy almost got the better of Tornadoes though, losing by just one point, with player-coach Kate Fielding scoring a game-high 21 points.

Aces Navy will have to put some work into stopping Dena English, who is averaging more than 15 points a game this season.

In the men’s competition, it will be the battle of the Bulls sides when Gold take on Maroon.

Bulls Gold were forced to forfeit last Friday’s semi-final due to a lack of available players.

This weekend they are expected to field a team against their clubmates, who are seeking to win their second championship in three years. Maroon won the last encounter between the two sides in Round 17 thanks to Wade Hitchcock who scored 34 points, including eight three-pointers.

But Gold have won two of the three games so far this season against Maroon and will be hoping to make it a third tomorrow night.

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