JOB TO DO: Kane Macready is keen to inspire his Hotsteppas team-mates to victory in the second final of the Hervey Bay Basketball Association men’s A grade competition.
JOB TO DO: Kane Macready is keen to inspire his Hotsteppas team-mates to victory in the second final of the Hervey Bay Basketball Association men’s A grade competition.

Macready to slam dunk rivals

KANE Macready and his Hotsteppas team-mates know what they have to do tomorrow if they want to stay in the hunt to win a Hervey Bay basketball premiership.

They’ve got to beat Sportsfirst – they have no other option.

The battle to win the Hervey Bay Basketball Association men’s A grade premiership will be on the line at the PCYC at 5pm and it’s Sportsfirst who are in the box seat.

The defending premiers beat Hotsteppas, the minor premiers, in the first game of the best of three final series.

They did it in style, winning by a comprehensive 69-49.

The defeat was a shock to the system for Hotsteppas as it was the first time Sportsfirst had beaten them in the four times they had met during the regular season.

It was a season Macready played a big part in helping secure the minor premiership with his point scoring.

He scored 288 points in 15 games to top the point scoring ladder but he admits he was unable to re-produce that sort of form when it mattered the most – in the first final.

“I had a shocker to be honest,” Macready said.

“It was probably the worst game I’ve played for a long time so hopefully I’ve got that out of my system now.

“We know that we need to produce a performance out of the top draw tomorrow if we want to be beat Sportsfirst because they completely outclassed us in the game.

“It won’t be an easy assignment but you can be sure that we’ll be giving our best shot – we have no choice if we want to stay alive in the premiership race.”

But it won’t only be the A grade men in finals action tomorrow.

Hornets and Devils will collide in the B grade semi-final after the Devils ended the finals dream of the Bay High Killer Bees.

The winner of the semi-final will play minor premiers, Saints, in the grand final next week.



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