For the second time this year Ulverstone have reversed last season’s NWBU grand final result and defeated Wynyard.
Lead by Shawntes Gary, 33 points and 18 rebounds, the Hoppers prevailed by 11 points at home.
Elsewhere, Burnie proved to be a legitimate top four contender, with a win over third placed Devonport.
Latrobe recorded its third win for the season against Somerset, while Penguin snapped a five game losing streak against Smithton.
Penguin 85 d Smithton 76.
Top scorers – Penguin: B Van Wyk 23, M Piercy 20, J Downs 16. Smithton: D Gray 23, J Baker 20, J Tom 15.
Best – Penguin: B Van Wyk, M Piercy, D Warren. Smithton: D Gray, J Baker, J Tom.
Ulverstone 88 d Wynyard 77.
Top scorers – Ulverstone: S Gary 33, J Beveridge 20, M Parker 13. Wynyard: S Armstrong 21, B Armstrong 19, L McGaffin 15.
Best – Ulverstone: S Gary, J Beveridge, M Parker. Wynyard: B Armstrong, S Armstrong, L McGaffin.
Latrobe 81 d Somerset 69.
Top scorers – Latrobe: J Greg 20, A Woodward 16, A Baldock 13. Somerset: T Pittman 23, T Reeves 19, Leigh McInnes 8.
Best – Latrobe: J Greg, A Baldock, C Smith. Somerset: T Pittman, T Reeves, J Salter.
Burnie 86 d Devonport 83.
Top scorers – Burnie: L Williams 25, M Nutt 19, S Johnstone 18. Devonport: E Gaff 21, R Jetson 21, M Sturzaker 16.
Best – Burnie: L Williams, M Nutt, S Johnstone. Devonport: R Jetson, E Gaff, M Sturzaker.
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.