The Devils, (from left) Matt Elson, Mark Read, Adam Van Den Born, Rob Newman and Jide Fawole, won the B grade final.
The Devils, (from left) Matt Elson, Mark Read, Adam Van Den Born, Rob Newman and Jide Fawole, won the B grade final. ALISTAIR BRIGHTMAN

Sports First wins grand final

AN EXCITING game of basketball had something of a disappointing end when the Hot Steppas took on Sports First in the final of Hervey Bay PCYC’s A grade competition.

Hot Steppas were in good touch and looked solid, taking a two point lead into the half time break and midway through the third quarter they had extended their lead to five.

But Sports First were able to turn their fortunes around quickly and they took a five point lead into the final quarter.

Hot Steppas had a player fouled out in the final quarter and it was then that Sports First really took control of the game.

Sports First won the grand final 58-50 and, while they were deserving winners, Hot Steppas player Kane McCready said it was a shame his side had a player fouled out.

“It is a bit disappointing,” he said.

Hot Steppas were the competition’s minor premiers and had not lost a game before the start of the finals season.

The grand final was only the second game the team had lost all year but McCready said the team would be ready to give winning the competition another shot next year.

John Weiland and Stephen Mead were two of the best for Sports First.

In the final of the B grade basketball competition the Saints took on the Devils.

It was a closely contested final – the Devils led for most of it but Saints were always in touch.

In the end the Devils were too strong, winning 54-50.

Matt Elson was the top scorer for the Devils, notching up 18 points.

He was also named player of match.

Saints player Josh Sewell also impressed, scoring five three point shots during the final.



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