SWISH: Bundaberg player Adam Harford scores a free throw in their win against Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.
SWISH: Bundaberg player Adam Harford scores a free throw in their win against Hervey Bay on Saturday morning. TAHLIA STEHBENS

Bears unbeaten as Bulls learn a lesson

BASKETBALL: Bundy Basketball says the results of last weekend highlight why the Central Queensland Basketball League was created.

The Bears and Bulls started the new competition on Saturday and Sunday respectively at Bundy Basketball Stadium with mixed results against the best in the region.

The Bulls lost to Gladstone 80-60 and Noosa 61-49 but beat Gympie 79-57 and Hervey Bay 64-59.

But Bulls coach and publicity officer at Bundy Basketball Andrew Bainbridge wasn't too worried about the losses.

Gladstone had three Queensland Basketball League players with Noosa fielding a team that competes in the Southern Basketball League.

"We had one of the youngest teams by far,” Bainbridge said.

"It was different levels in class and they got to see what very good teams can do.

"I said after the contests that now you know what it is like to play against those teams.”

Bundaberg won't have to face those types of teams in the CQ league, when they are scheduled to start later this year.

"QBL players won't be allowed so it will be more realistic,” Bainbridge said.

"Our win against Gympie was a better game for us as the game was fairer with playing levels.”

The Bears started the competition in dominant fashion with a 20-point and four-point win over Gladstone and a 23-point win over Hervey Bay.

"The girls handled all of the opposition well,” Bainbridge said.

"They have the edge of the other teams.”



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