Manjimup’s basketball semifinals sees multiple teams secure a grand final spot

Ben LoughranManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Tegan Ellis powers forward for Aus Stars Green.
Camera IconTegan Ellis powers forward for Aus Stars Green. Credit: Ben Loughran

The semifinal round of the Manjimup Amateur Basketball Association produced some one-sided affairs but also incredibly close matches with grand final spots on the line.

With no semifinal round for the women’s A-grade division the Pink Ladies and the Aces have both been given automatic qualification to the grand final match.

Meanwhile, in the men’s A-grade semifinal Barracudas beat the Cobras by 11 points, 41-30, to secure their spot in the grand final.

In the women’s A-reserve competition the first semifinal bout between the Senators and the Diamonds saw the Senators cruise to an easy victory, 45-17.

While the second semifinal between the Mystics and the Slam Dunks ended with a 20-point victory to the Mystics, 43-23.

The Mystics have progressed through to the grand final while the Slam Dunks play the Senators in the preliminary tie for a fight to get a shot at the women’s A-reserve trophy.

In the men’s A-reserve the Hawks B have nabbed a spot in the final after beating the Dingos 41-28, while the Raiders were knocked out of the competition by the Giants who won their match-up 43-23.

The Dingos will take on the Giants to determine who will face the Hawks B in the grand final.

In the men’s B-grade match Warriors walked into the grand final after a comfortable win, 50-35, over the Spoonbills.

The Spoonbills will now face the Yabbies in the preliminary final to determine who will take on the Warriors on Friday.

In the first semifinal tie for the women’s B-grade the Aus Stars Green defeated the Senators maroon/yellow 36-14 to grab their spot in the preliminary finals.

While in the second semifinal tie the Panthers went down to the Bush Chooks by one point to secure a spot in the grand final.

The Panthers and the Aus Stars Green will now play in the preliminary final to fight for a spot against the Bush Chooks.

All grand final matches will take place on Friday.

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