Spartans beat Royals

IT was going to be a tough game for both Royals Sports Club and Spartans and in the end it was the latter who were the 53-51 victors.

Playing at Culloden, the win brought Spartans up the table to carry the same 10 win and 3 loss record as the Royals. Royals led early on 9-15 at the end of the first and were up 4, 23-27 by half-time. The start of the fourth saw Royals still ahead 32-38, but that was before a brilliant last push by Spartans. The final whistle came at a time when Spartans had taken a winning two-point lead after a 21-point final period.

Pharmaceutical Plus Mayhill are also on 10 wins and 3 losses after their own triumph against Kolij Lions. It was a battle between two teams on a 9-3 record with the winner looking to further secure a playoff spot. The first and second quarter scorelines were 12-7 and 28-19 as Mayhill took the lead throughout the first half. A seven-point lead, 40-33 after three quarters continued the trend of the game, but it was only when the clock ran out with Mayhill winning 57-51 did Mayhill relax.

With playoffs almost here, wins are important to the top teams. City United Celtics destroyed ACS United 101-40 last week and again are the team to beat in the competition after entering the tournament last year. The Checker Hall Braves only have five wins, but are still making a point to win when they can. The Bato Laba Bears were the latest victims when Braves took care of business 63-47.

Challengers Sports Club and Police Sports Club are the other two teams in contention for a playoff run. Their game was washed out in the second quarter, unfortunately, at Culloden by a hard downpour. (AS)

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