Basketball: The Geraldton Buccaneers sit on top of the SBL ladder after round 13 of the competition. The Buccs played in front of a massive home crowd on Saturday night at Activewest Stadium against Lakeside Lightening and managed to pull off a 90-83 point win. The side was without import Odartey Blankson as he has returned back to the US to start rehab on a knee injury but new import Jerrah Young put on the Buccs’ singlet for the first time and didn’t disappoint. It was a big win for the Buccs with Bennie Lewis top scoring for the side with 28-points, Carter Cook added 20 points as did Aaron Ralph. The Buccs will have another home fixture this weekend, Saturday June 14th, as they take on the 8th placed Stirling Senators. Tip off is at 7:30, tickets are available at the door.
Olympic FC managed a 9-2 win over Chapman Athletic on Saturday afternoon. Olympic maintain their top spot position on the ladder with Chapman Athletic in 2nd spot. It was a tight clash between Rovers and La Fiamma in round 4 of the competition with Rovers coming out on top 3-2. Rovers currently sit in 3rd spot and La Fiamma in 4th but it is only percentages that differentiate the two sides as they both sit on 3 points.
It was an absolute thumping in the women’s match between Chapman Athletic and Batavia United in round three, with Chapman Athletic booting a high 15 goals to Batavia’s none. Scores were all level in the Olympic vs La Fiamma Scorchers with the final whistle sounding and scores were 3-all. It was a tight match-up between Saints and La Fiamma Red but it was the Saints who took home the 2-1 win. In the other women’s match it was Rovers who trumped Marconi 2-0.
There were 2 convincing wins in last week’s senior one fixtures with Pumas defeating Lightning 51-27 and Falcons had an easy 66-36 win over Kazuals. It looked as though the margin might be a bit closer in the Pumas, Lightning match but a second half haul by Pumas put them well ahead of their opponents. Pre-game it looked as though it might have been a good match-up between Falcons and Kazuals but it wasn’t the case. Falcons were just too good for Kazuals and the 30-goal win was added to Falcons’ perfect record so far this season
There were some high-scoring matches over the weekend in Round 7 of the GNFL League competition. Brigades booted a whopping 194 points to their opponent’s 74 points. Towns also had a big score and a big margin as they overcame Northampton, 143-67. It was a closer match-up between Rovers and Railways but it was Rovers who came out on top, 112-85. Towns currently remain on top spot on the GNFL ladder closely followed by Brigades.
Australs kept Yacht Club scoreless in the Women's A-Grade match with a 3-nil win to Australs. Sue Mundy scored 2 goals for the winning side with Annalee Taylor adding 1. Murchison had a 3-goal win over saints, 5-2, with Brooke Elwood, Jolie Delroy and Kate Scally named best players for the winning side. Swans managed one goal against Cardinals but it wasn't enough as Swans went down 4-1.
As the final whistle sounded in the men's A-grade match between Rovers and Casuals it was 2-all. The other two men's matches were close as well with Saints winning 2-1 over Murchison and Yacht Club taking home a 2-1 win over Australs.