Experienced pair Danielle Carne and Summer Stirling combined for 33 points as Griffins snapped a four-game losing streak with victory over the Raiders under-18 development squad on Tuesday night. Griffins had lost their past four games in the Albany Basketball Association women’s A-grade competition and lost to Raiders in their round three encounter earlier in the season, but Carne and Stirling made sure that result was reversed. Carne scored the first two baskets of the game and had 14 points to her name by half time as Griffins skipped clear of their rivals. A three pointer to Taylor Warren and field goal soon after from Alyce Burton had Griffins well in control and Burton added a free throw nearing half time to ensure her side took a significant 20-point buffer. Raiders found some spark in the second half, mainly thanks to shooting guard Abbi Gibson, but they were no match for Griffins in the end. Griffins cruised to a 21-point victory, the result keeping them in touch with the top four heading into the mid-season break. They are five points adrift of the Bethel Breakers after notching their fourth win of the 2021-22 season. Stirling was impressive at both ends of the court and finished with 13 points in the 54-33 triumph. However Carne was the standout, controlling the floor and contributing a game-high 20 points in the win. Ellie Shearer (8 points) and Burton (5) also had some moments as their side held off the Raiders in the final 25 minutes. Gibson came to life after the break and tried desperately to haul her side back into the contest with 26 points but she lacked support. Ladder leaders Infernos survived a scare against Railways after trailing at half time. Railways scored the last seven points of the opening half to take a three-point advantage into the break but Infernos dug deep in the last half to walk away 12-point winners as Tayeesha Weeden led the way with 13 points. Sonics Blue won a thrilling contest against Bethel Breakers to remain in second spot on the standings. The final three baskets of the game came from Sonics Blue as they came from behind to pinch a two-point win, 43-41. Phoenix Woods and Brodie Dixon had 16 points each in a losing affair but it was the spread of scoring for Sonics Blue, with all eight players on the score sheet, which was the difference. In the other round 10 fixture, Gibson dropped 23 points to guide Barking Owls to an eight-point win over Sonics. Meanwhile in the men’s A-grade competition, Barking Owls jumped to third place after thumping Tigers by 39 points in round 10. Jordi O’Neill starred with 39 points and Evan Delbene was a great support act with 23 as Owls smashed their rivals 84-45. David Arthur (20) and Ben Brown (13) were vital for Sonics as they prevailed 54-43 over Denmark to record a fifth win of the season. The result means Sonics drew level on points with fourth-placed Denmark. Infernos moved back to top spot with a percentage boosting 40-point win over Raiders. Keanu Weeden (17), Kye Griffiths (13), Zeppelin Evans-Deere (12) and Saxon Henrickson (11) all reached double figures for the winners.