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Pumas win in Geraldton junior basketball, Seagulls, Winos and Hoops I Did It Again win on Turquoise Coast

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Hawks Yellow's Roy Verbe, with the ball, looks for an opening against Pumas.
Camera IconHawks Yellow's Roy Verbe, with the ball, looks for an opening against Pumas. Credit: Geraldton Guardian

Pumas had wins in the boys and girls top divisions in Geraldton junior basketball over the weekend.

In the Turquoise Coast Basketball Association, Seagulls had a win in the men’s division last week while Winos and Hoops I Did It Again were successful in the women’s.

In Geraldton, Pumas beat Trades 29-21 in the girls’ under-18 division one to go to the top.

Chapman Valley also leapfrogged their opponents on the night, beating Olympians 27-19 to go above them on the table..

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In the boys comp, Pumas beat Chapman Valley 44-27 to stay top. Olympians defeated Stateside 49-36 in the other game.

In the competition’s popular lower divisions, Pumas Blue and Stateside Black entertained the crowd in their girls under-10s match on Saturday.

Roy Verbe was among the players who did well for Hawks Yellow in the boys under-12s, but in the end Pumas proved too strong for his side, winning 36-27.

First were due to play second last night in men’s top-level match-ups, with Olympians taking on Pumas in division one.

Third were also set to play fourth with Stateside taking on Chapman Valley.

Hawks play Trades in the other game.

Top side Trades were due to play second-placed Stateside on Monday night in the women’s top division. Chapman Valley were due to play Pumas.

Trades play Stateside next Monday and Pumas play Chapman Valley.

In the Turquoise Coast association, Seagulls were too strong for Hoop, There It Is in the men’s division last Wednesday.

Harrison Park scored 17 points as they won 33-27, with Liam Cullinan backing him up with seven points.

Tor Anda got six points for Hoop, There It Is. Jacinta Nielson got 10 points for the winners as Winos beat Bay Bouncers 29-15 in the women’s.

Nikita Fazey was the top scorer for the opposition, with five points.

Sian Hill and Rorie Rackemann rained in the buckets as Hoops I Did It Again beat Seagals 47-30.

They each scored 23 points but Hill had ample support from players like Millie McVeigh, who scored nine points, as their side ran away with the game.

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