Top two sides cement positions

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Top two sides Magpies and Panthers skipped clear at the top of the Albany Basketball Association women’s A-grade standings after both sides recorded comfortable wins in round 6 on Tuesday night.

Magpies flexed their muscle against the Raiders under-18 development squad early in the piece to set up a big advantage by half-time.

Raiders' Ella Scamozzi looks to score as Magpies' Narelle Humphries defends.
Camera IconRaiders' Ella Scamozzi looks to score as Magpies' Narelle Humphries defends. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Nardia Humphries was superb for Magpies, her height troubling the young and undersized Raiders as she scored baskets at ease in the 15-point win.

Magpies led by more than 20 points in the last half but Juliette Storm helped her side reduce the damage somewhat.

Storm looked polished throughout the match and finished with 11 points, while centre Marissa Vandemescht was a solid contributor with six points, but their side eventually went down 30-45.

Raiders' Alyssa Ward looks for options.
Camera IconRaiders' Alyssa Ward looks for options. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Nardia Humphries was a cut above her opponents as she scored a season-high 24 points to back up her 22-point effort in last week’s win over Flames.

Jaimee Farrow was busy under the glass and chipped in with eight points, while guard Jasmyne Jones dropped seven in their side’s fourth win of the season.

Magpies' Jasmyne Jones is held up by Raiders' Kayla Thomas.
Camera IconMagpies' Jasmyne Jones is held up by Raiders' Kayla Thomas. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Panthers also chalked up their fourth victory, easily taking care of the winless Flames who found themselves in foul trouble.

Flames’ Chelsea Grove was fouled out of the game by half-time with her side trailing by 24 points and teammate Zandalee Arthur finished the game with four fouls.

Ella Scamozzi feasted on the Flames outfit, scoring 21 points, and she was well backed up by Kayla Thomas (14 points), Nina Smith (13) and Aleesha Narkle (13) as they cruised to a 30-point win, 76-46.

Sisters Caitlin and Alyssa Ward led the way for Flames with 12 and 11 points respectively.

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