SHOOTING HOOPS: Amelia Gane at the foul line for St John’s.
SHOOTING HOOPS: Amelia Gane at the foul line for St John’s. Leeroy Todd Photography

Basketballers get a shot at Darling Downs Championships

BASKETBALL: Our lucky players from the Maranoa got the chance to show off the region’s potential, with the 2016 Darling Downs Club Championships in Toowoomba taking off by storm.

And they didn’t disappoint, with the women’s side finishing second with four wins and two losses after going down to a tough Pittsworth side by nine points in the final.

They defeated every team other Pittsworth in the pool rounds and grand final.

The men’s side finished third overall, going down to Gympie in the semi-final by 12 points. They fielded a virtual Under-23 side and performed well against some seasoned and experienced regional teams.

Maranoa Basketball junior co-ordinator Mat Gane said it was a great championship, and was especially proud of the women’s side for finishing second.

“We’ve been building this team for three years now with Open Women and experienced juniors representative players,” Gane said.

“The Ladies have come close a few times in other tournaments but this carnival they played exceptionally well and we were also able to field our strongest team on the floor in that time period.”


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