SHOOTING HOOPS: Maranoa Heat vs Roma Knights in preparation for the Roma Knight's game this weekend.
SHOOTING HOOPS: Maranoa Heat vs Roma Knights in preparation for the Roma Knight's game this weekend. Molly Hancock

Maranoa turn up the heat against Roma Knights

Basketball: Roma basketball teams have come together on the court last Friday evening to help eachother prepare for the upcoming season.

Maranoa Heat took on Roma Knights at the PCYC in hard hitting match.

With the Roma Knights travelling to Warwick this weekend for their independence day basketball carnival, Heat were prepared to put plenty of pressure on the team.

Heat were quick off the mark, taking the lead in the first quarter 12-7 and continued to keep their form for the remaining of the game to win 59-42.

Maranoa Basketball Association president Mat Gane said the Roma Knights did really well despite being undermanned.

"The Roma Knights have shown a lot of class and experience on the court and have a lot more older players compared to our young ones coming up,” he said.

"However, tonight we managed to get one up on them, but they were a bit undermanned and we were lucky to have a bench.

"These guys are very good basketballers in their own way and right and we wish them all the best of luck for their competition,” Gane said.

Roma Knights' coach Reggie Jocson said his team had been really focusing on becoming more familair with each other on the court.

"We have been preparing for the weekend with the help of Mat and his team.

"We have been focusing on running, jumping, passing and knowing everyone on the team. They are already team mates, but they don't know how to play together,” Jocson said.

The 120th Philippine Independence Day is aimed at bringing together the community over a two day tournament with featured sports loved by Filipinos.

" It is a yearly event that has teams from all over Queensland in one place. This year it is being played in Warwick and we have been preparing for the weekend,” Jocson said.


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