Final shot at glory on court
THEY say anything can happen in finals in any sport.
That was the case in the Maryborough Basketball Association.
There were two big upsets in the women’s A grade semi-finals.
Zodiacs beat the previously undefeated Bouncers 45-34 with Taritha Johnson leading the scoring for Zodiacs with 14 points.
But all is not lost for Bouncers – they will play All Stars in the preliminary final after they ended the Debs season with a 47-44 win.
Kylie Harrison top-scored with 14 points for All Stars.
Upsets were also the order of the day in the women’s B2 semi final after Try Hards beat Bouncers 41-22.
Gillian Brown hit 17 of the 41 points for Try Hards.
Bouncers will meet Bulls in this weeks’ preliminary final after Bulls defeated Wildcats 27-19 in the second semi-final.
Only two points separated Kangaroos and Panthers at the end of the men’s A grade semi-final.
Panthers led at every quarter but with only seconds left on the clock, James Hannell hit two from two from the free point line to give Kangaroos a 60-58 win.
Panthers will be back to challenge Misfits who earned their preliminary final berth with a five-point win over R.N.M.
Bouncers win over Possibles in the men’s B grade put them into the final, with the McKewin brothers contributing 28 points to Bouncers 58-31 win.
Possibles will be back this week to take on Total Package.
They defeated Bombers 66-33 in their semi.
The C grade women’s final will be played between M&D and Swish, after Swish snatched victory in the dying stages of their game against Roos.
All Stars won a grand final berth after they defeated Hot Shots in women’s D Grade.
Hot Shots opponents this week will be the Violet Phlebs.
They defeated Zodiacs to get another shot at winning a premiership.