In one of the most exciting nights of basketball at the Mildura stadium on Saturday night the Lady Heat lost by one but the men completed a turnaround with two point,

It was excitement plus in the Lady Heat game as the Western Port Steelers led for most of the first half.

The Heat were revitalised by young Demi Wall who threw three baskets in a row to put her side back in the match.

It was touch and go to the final play with two seconds to go when Ally Gloyd drove for a basketball but and was fouled but the senior referee ruled that the time expired just a head of the foul.

So the result was called with the Steelers in front by one point and Gloyd did not get the chance of changing the result from the foul line.

The men was just as thrilling with the Heat getting back into the game in the second half with some dynamic shooting from Decorey Jones, who finished with 34 points in his Heat debut.

Heat was six points in front with two minutes to go but the Shepparton Gators would not surrender.

The last minute took almost four minutes to act out as the Gators fouled to put the Heat on the foul line.

The last visit was by Jones who put in two points and just as well as Mathew Bartlett rushed the ball down court to put in a three pointer leaving his side just two points down.

Results: Women:

Western Port 67 (Mileka Jackson 34, Jess Thompson 12) defeated Mildura Heat 66 (Ally Gloyd 23, Bronte Clark 15, Demi Wall 12).


Mildura Heat 73 (Decorey Jones 34, Anthony Thomas 10, Alec Newstead 9) defeated Shepparton Gators 71 (Josh McKay 15)