BASKETBALL: The Muskies win triple header

The Tayside Musketeers Women’s National League teams won all three games in the triple header against Glasgow Rocks on Sunday in what were all closer games than the scorelines suggested.

In the senior game, Muskies came from a two-point deficit at half-time to take a six-point lead at the end of the third quarter, then stretched further ahead to win 65-57.

In what was an outstanding team performance, particularly on the defensive end, 16-year-old Hannah Robb top scored with 26 points, while Yhana Van Wees added 12 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, and Kate had an excellent all-round performance with eight points, six steals, four rebounds and three assists.

The result boosts Muskies chances of gaining home court advantage in the playoffs and sees them sitting second in the National League table.

The junior game saw the Musketeers throw away a 16-point half-time lead to trail Rocks by three points going into the final quarter.

But an inspired performance saw them pull away in the final minutes to take the win 71-61. Team captain Cara Black led the scorers with 29 points, with Hannah Robb once again scoring 26. The result leaves Muskies tied with Rocks for the top spot in the National League with a game in hand.

However, the cadette women produced arguably the performance of the day.

Against a Rocks team with a better league record, the young Muskies dominated the game after getting out to a 16-7 advantage in the first quarter and then continued to build on this in the second and third periods to take a 19-point lead into the final quarter.

The final score was 50-31, a result which keeps Muskies in fifth spot in the National League, but closes the gap to Rocks in fourth position. Taylor Smith was in unstoppable form for Tayside, scoring 21 points and Ellie Callon added 14.