WALKER Real Estate Wildcats held off the fast-finishing Betta Homeliving Hornets 46-38 in round five of Basketball Kyabram’s Year 7-9 division on Monday night.
While the Wildcats were fast to start — they led 24-7 at the half — the Hornets were equally strong to finish, outscoring their opponent 31-22 in the final 20 minutes.
Silky Jarom Owen-Horn was again Hornets’ top scorer with 22 points. He also added several assists to his dominance.
Teammates Jerry Hapurona, Joseph Owen-Horn, and James Myers had their best games for the season.
Charlie Barnett scored 25 points for the victors and was key in stopping the Hornets’ momentum in the last five minutes.
Riley Morris and Millie Hill were also dangerous for the victors.
In the other divisional contest, an under-strength Mister Embroidery Raptors side pushed unbeaten Kyabram Bakery Gators, falling short 19-25.
Oliver Watt showed he is back in town, top scoring with 18 points for the Gators.
Rhys Shay (13) was best for Raptors and pulled in many rebounds.
Other scorers Harley Reid (6) and Hollie Reid (4) were also good.
Kyabram Bakery Gators d Mister Embroidery Raptors 25-19
Gators: Oliver Watt 18, Anthony DePasquale 12, Rueben Stranger 6, Riley Wakenshaw 2, Mitch Dodos 2.
Raptors: Rhys Shay 13, Harley Reid 6, Sam Plumb 6, Hollie Reid 4.
Walker Real Estate Wildcats d Betta Homeliving Hornets 46-30
Wildcats: Charlie Barnett 24, Jackson Barnett 8, Tom Bruhn 4, Nathan Mackison 4, Millie Hill 4, Will Hooper 2.
Hornets: Jarom Owen-Horn 22, Jerry Hapurona 6, Ivan de Leon 4, Chelsea West 2, James Myers 2, Joseph Owen-Horn 2.
Fab Flowers Hornets d ACM Raptors 24-20
Hornets: Bill Hipwell 6, Archer Guinan 6, Justin Bassett 4, Jim Hipwell 4, Ben Barnes 2, Ali Hall.
Raptors: Harrison Wigg 8, Lucas Kell 4, Jack Watson 2, Xavier Brennan 2, Hayden Freemantle 2.
Peter Walsh Hornets d Albion Motors Wildcats 34-22
Hornets: Samuel Mongan, Ashton Thompson, Baylee Letizia, Logan Green.
Wildcats: Alex Barnes, Sienna Brennan, Jimmy Hargreaves, Brody Thompson.
Ky Veterinary Clinic Raptors d Kerr’s Amcal Gators 38-14
Raptors: Katie Barnes, Jack Perella, Antony DePasquale.
Hornets: Gators: Sophie Seedsman, Xavier Walsh, Lachie Rodriguez, Ollie Barnett.
Hornets 52 d Raptors 10
Clarry Talbot, Xander Freemantle, Paddy Hargreaves, Jimmy Goff-Quinn, Ewen Walsh, Cooper Wilson, Archer Turnbull, Oliver Walley, Lilly Taylor, Brody Wells, Clay Wilson.
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