Tornadoes Red clear on top

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Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times

Tornadoes Red are a game clear on top of the Bunbury Basketball Association women’s ladder after an 18-point win over Aces White at the South West Sports Centre on Friday night.

Tayah Burrows scored a game-high 19 points for Tornadoes Red in their 75-57 victory.

Burrows, Raya Thompson (14), Georgia Emmett (12) and Kate Fielding (11) were all in good form on the court as Tornadoes Red dominated much of the match.

Egypt Simpson was the only player for Aces White to reach double figures, finishing with 15 points, while Isabella James (9) and Lauren Vincent (8) were solid.

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Busselton forfeited their game against Tornadoes Black, giving the latter an instant 20-point win.

In the men’s competition, Bulls caused an upset when they defeated Tornadoes Black by 24 points.

Michael Leary (26), Tom Harper (25) and Chris Douglas (16)were all in fantastic touch, as they led the Bulls to an 89-65 win.

Both Leary and Harper hit half-a-dozen three-pointers, while Douglas was excellent from the floor with seven field goals.

Craig Kamocha tried his best for Tornadoes Black with 26 points, including 11 field goals, while Brendon Canzirri returned for his first game of the season and scored 13 points.

Tornadoes Red forfeited their game against Busselton, giving the Bullets an instant win.

The final round of the home-and-away season is on Friday night with Aces Navy taking Tornadoes Red, Tornadoes Black battling Busselton and Aces White playing the Bulls in the men’s division.

In the women’s division, Tornadoes Black battle Aces White, while Bulls take on Tornadoes Red in a top of the table clash to finish the season.

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