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Mystics and Comets Red clash for the 15th week of Manjimup basketball

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Mystics' Tahnee Bornatici looks to score.
Camera IconMystics' Tahnee Bornatici looks to score. Credit: Daniel Hocking

The Mystics and Comets Red’s match had many free throws, ball switches and steals throughout the two halves.

The Mystics and Comets Red went head-to-head at Manjimup Indoor Sports Pavillion for the 15th week of the Manjimup basketball competition.

Comets Red started strong with an aggressive and dominant offence, leading to a strong starting score with goals scored by Alicia Gluck, Brielle Kriyspen, Sophie Scott, Abbey Wilson and Imogen Johnson.

The Mystics were able to keep up with Comets Red and steal the ball several times, allowing Hannah Potts, Emma Podziuka, Caitlin Smith and Tahnee Bornatici to score and begin their attempt to catch up and take over Comets Red.

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By half-time however, Comets Red took the lead for the first half by four points with a score of 16-12.

Mystics' Bailey Collet chases Comets Red's Brielle Kriyspen.
Camera IconMystics' Bailey Collet chases Comets Red's Brielle Kriyspen. Credit: Daniel Hocking
Comets Red's Alicia Gluck is stopped by Mystics' Tahnee Bornatici.
Camera IconComets Red's Alicia Gluck is stopped by Mystics' Tahnee Bornatici. Credit: Daniel Hocking

The second half had both teams put in a more aggressive front.

Comets Red were able to stretch their lead with Alicia Gluck, Jess Reeve, Brielle Kriyspen and Abbey Wilson all able to score throughout the second half.

The Mystics did put up a fight and were able to put a dent in the Comets’ efforts, with a strong and aggressive front, which helped Lauren Edwards, Hannah Potts, Debbie Renzulo, Emma Podziuka, Bailey Collet and Caitlin all score and shorten the Comets’ lead.

In the end, the Mystics’ efforts were not enough to keep Comets Red from claiming victory with a final score of 33-29.

Comets Red's Sophie Scott and Imogen Johnson defend against Mystics' Charlotte Walker.
Camera IconComets Red's Sophie Scott and Imogen Johnson defend against Mystics' Charlotte Walker. Credit: Daniel Hocking
Comets Red's Alicia Gluck goes for a free throw.
Camera IconComets Red's Alicia Gluck goes for a free throw. Credit: Daniel Hocking

In the men’s A-grade competition, the Barracudas defeated the Wolfpack 53-35, the Raiders narrowly beat Dingoes 41-40 and Hawks A had a 13-point victory over the Purple Cobras 42-29.

In the men’s B-grade competition, the Dribblers had a one-point win over Redbacks 33-32, Hawks B toppled the Yabbies 57-21 and the Giants were victorious over Warriors 35-26.

In the women’s A-grade competition Senators Yellow defeated the Slam Drunks 45-26 and the Pink Ladies conquered the Aces 67-36.

In the women’s B-grade competition, Aus Stars narrowly defeated Magpies Orange 25-22, the Bush Chooks won over Magpies Blue 24-20, the Diamonds toppled Senators Blue 36-15 and the Comets claimed victory over the Saints 41-25.

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