Pumas in action in girls’ & boys’ top division as Geraldton junior basketball returns

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Pumas' Mikenna Schultz, middle, against Hawks' Ashleigh Tomlinson and Rebecca Berg.
Camera IconPumas' Mikenna Schultz, middle, against Hawks' Ashleigh Tomlinson and Rebecca Berg. Credit: Arctic Moon Photography

Pumas will be in action in the boys’ and girls’ top divisions this weekend as Geraldton junior basketball tips off for the year.

Pumas are top in both under-18 first divisions and it will be first against second in the girls’ division one, where they play Trades.

Pumas are on top of the table by four points.

They beat Olympians 61-30 in December ahead of the break.

Their top scorers are Mikenna Schultz and Sienna Forsyth, who both have 59 points for the season at averages of 8.43 and 9.83 points per game.

Mikenna scored 16 points for Pumas in their last game and Sienna scored 14. Holly Davey scored 10.

Trades’ top scorer is Grace Yokwe with 40 points at an average of 5.71 a game. Chanelle Wennekes has 36 points in six games.

Trades beat Chapman Valley Maroon 29-23 last round.

Grace Yokwe scored six points for Trades last round and Chanelle and Daisy Whitehurst each scored five.

Third-placed Chapman Valley and fourth-placed Olympians will play in the other game.

In the boys’, it’s first and third as Pumas play Dongara.

Geraldton Buccaneers Tom Dobson and Harry Evans are the top-scorers for Pumas.

Tom has 86 points at 17.2 a game and Harry has 83 at 13.83 a game.

The team beat Chapman Valley in their last match, 53-48.

Tom was their top scorer in the game, with 21 points.

Harry had 13 points and Toby Gerreyn had seven.

Chapman Valley, who are second, will play fourth-placed Olympians in the other game.

Valley beat Dongara 51-30 in their last game.

Radley Patten and Jayden Carroll both scored 10 points for Valley last round.

Stateside have a bye.

All of the games are on Friday night at Active West Stadium. Other divisions will play Friday to Sunday.

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