BBA, Round eight: Tornadoes Black women's side claims 79 to 70 win over Dunsborough Oilers

On the court: Jasmine Barrett picked up 18 points in Tornadoes Black's nine-point win over Dunsborough on Friday night. Photo: Thomas Munday.
On the court: Jasmine Barrett picked up 18 points in Tornadoes Black's nine-point win over Dunsborough on Friday night. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Tornadoes Black's women's side remains top of the table following a tight showdown against second-placed Dunsborough Oilers. 

With assistance from stars Dana East (30 points, six three-pointers) and Beige Harris (17), Dunsborough delivered an unstoppable performance in the first quarter. 

Facing a five-point deficit at the first change, Tornadoes Black took the lead in the second term before going six points up at half time. 

Tornadoes Black’s Ebony Bilcich (31) and Jasmine Barrett (18) worked to shut the Oilers down around the court. 

Ahead by 19 at three-quarter time, Tornadoes Black fought off a spirited comeback from Dunsborough to claim a 79 to 70 victory. 

Tornadoes Red kept itself in contention for the title with a sterling result against Aces Sky on Friday night. 

Moving out to a nine-point lead at quarter time, Tornadoes Red took hold of the game and never looked back. 

Dominating possession and creating chances throughout the second term, Tornadoes Red extended its buffer to 13 at the main break. 

Aces Sky was no match for Tornadoes Red in the second half, with Tornadoes Red cruising to a convincing 75 to 48 win. 

In the men’s competition, league leaders Bulls narrowly avoided a loss to Aces White. 

Bulls’ fans were shocked after Aces White nabbed a four-point lead at the first change. 

Bulls then went up by 10 at half time, before dominating the remaining two quarters. 

The side remains undefeated following its 79 to 66 result. 

After a tight contest in the first term, Tornadoes Red overpowered Eaton in the second. 

Tornadoes Red shot 23 points to five in the final term, going on to win 96 to 51. 

Tornado Braden Wilson nabbed 28 (including eight two-pointers), while Eaton’s Tj Bello landed 19. 

Dunsborough remains fifth thanks to its 79 to 62 win over Aces Sky. 

The Oilers moved out to an 11-point lead at the main break. 

With help from Matt Mansfield (20) and Michael Warren, the team then held a 10-to-15-point buffer throughout the second half. 

Dunsborough claimed a 17-point win following an entertaining, high-scoring final term. 

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