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Comets Red narrowly defeats Slam Drunks in the seventh week of Manjimup basketball competition

Daniel HockingManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Slam Drunks' Tanielle Bennett attempts to evade Comet Reds' Kate Thexton's defense.
Camera IconSlam Drunks' Tanielle Bennett attempts to evade Comet Reds' Kate Thexton's defense. Credit: Daniel Hocking

The Slam Drunks and Comets Red went toe-to-toe in an intense and nail-biting clash marked with unstoppable offence and immovable defence in the seventh round of the Manjimup A-grade women’s basketball competition.

Sophie Scott, Alicia Gluck and Brielle Krispyn all scored for Comets Red, while the Slam Drunks’ points came from Neve Lazarn, Tanielle Bennett, Catie Delebec, Marley Davies, and Jessilee East.

Slam Drunks' Jessilee East and Comets Red's Alicia Gluck go head-to-head for the ball.
Camera IconSlam Drunks' Jessilee East and Comets Red's Alicia Gluck go head-to-head for the ball. Credit: Daniel Hocking

In the second half, Comets Red kept a steady pace with Brielle Krispyn, Alicia Gluck and Sophie Scott continuing to score.

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However, the Slam Drunks caught up to the Comets Red thanks to baskets scored by Jessilee East, Tanielle Bennett, Abbey Holsworth, Belinda Porter and Neve Lazarn, leading to a neck-and-neck battle.

The match ebbed and flowed, with any lead by either team being temporary.

The tie was broken in the last few minutes of the game, thanks to Brielle Krispyn’s free throw which gave Comets Red back the lead - and a 39-38 victory.

Comets Red's Brielle Krispyn and Slam Drunks' Tanielle Bennett go for the rebound.
Camera IconComets Red's Brielle Krispyn and Slam Drunks' Tanielle Bennett go for the rebound. Credit: Daniel Hocking

In the men’s senior competition, the Wolfpack defeated the Redbacks 58-34, the Warriors edged out the Yabbies 28-27, Dribblers were victorious over the Hawks B 31-24, the Hawks A were triumphant over the Raiders 40-34, the Purple Cobras beat the Tropics 39-24 and the Barracudas rolled the Giants 65-35.

In the women’s A-grade senior competition, the Aces defeated the Senators 32-16 and the Mystics beat the Pink Ladies 33-28.

In the women’s B-grade senior competition, Magpies Orange beat the Saints 24-19, the Comets conquered the Bush Chooks 48-18, Aus Stars won over Senators Blue 24-19 and the Diamonds won 33-18 over Magpies Blue.

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