Gladstone pipped in basketball



GLADSTONE teams gave it their best shot, but ultimately could not take the spoils at the Central Queensland Basketball Classics last weekend.

Rockhampton dominated the proceedings winning three of the four titles on offer.

The best of the Gladstone teams were the under-16 and 18 boys who qualified, but were beaten in their deciders.

A broken hand to forward Matt Pirie ended any realistic winning chances for the under18 boys.

Pirie suffered the injury in the win against Bundaberg where Gladstone came back from 16 points down to qualify for the grand final.

He had played a starring role with 23 points and was missed in the final where Gladstone were belted by Rockhampton.

Fine performances from the two Michael's Grinter and Roffy could not stop the under-16 boys being defeated by Rockhampton in their final.

It was a very disappointing weekend for the city's girls teams who did not qualify for their finals.

The under-18 girls suffered two close losses by just three and four points to finish their weekend early.

Winners: Under-16 girls Rockhampton, boys Rockhampton, Under-18 girls Bundaberg and boys Rockhampton.



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