Finals end on a high note
THE Stanthorpe YMCA was a well-attended venue on Friday night.
The junior basketball grand finals were subject to a big crowd.
Lots of the players' family members and friends turnedout to support them in their last game of the season.
The clash between Hurricanes and Devils turned out to be an excitingjunior basketball grand final. These teams finished one and two at the end of the regular season.
Devils won the major semi-final three weeks ago but Hurricanes won a close preliminary final, which gave them the chance to playthe Devils in the grand final.
The first grand final finished with a score of 29-26, with the Devils goinghome as the winners of a close game of basketball.
In the maxi grand final, the "high-flying” Crocodiles went up against the Panthers in a quick-paced match.
Panthers had finished infourth spot at the end of the regular season and defeated the two teams above them to reach the big game.
The Crocodiles went out winners of this classic Davidand Goliath match,with a final score of46-33.
YMCA executive officer Steve McEvoy said players had learnt a lot and come a long way this year.
McEvoy said he appreciated the volunteers' help over the season, teaching the players a lot and improving their basketball skills.
"There was a lot of people who supported Friday night's basketball games and I just want to acknowledge those people who volunteered to come down and help on the night,” he said.
McEvoy said it was fantastic to see senior players come along everyFriday to referee thejuniors.
The referees for the grandfinals were Lisa Blake,Jacqueline Cantreland Michael O'Brien.