Men?s basketball grand final spot on line



A GLADSTONE Amateur Basketball As- sociation division one men's grand final spot is on the line when Lions Gold and Devils clash at Kev Broome Stadium to- night.

Devils' premiership defence was alive after defeating Lions White 57-48 in their knock-out semi-final last Monday while Lions Gold will back up from their 63-54 loss against Tigers in the major semi.

In the minor semi, Lions White led ear-ly until Aaron Nagas and Scott Nicoll

found themselves on the bench after run- ning into foul trouble.

With that pair out of the game, Devils surged behind the strong performances of Green brothers Tarron (17 points) and Dan (12 points).

Nagas did plenty of good work to snare 23 points before being benched. Tigers led at every change in their 11- point victory before surviving a spirited fourth quarter from Lions Gold.

Tigers, who also contested the previ- ous season's decider, were led admirably by Kane Macready and Glen Chapman who finished with 22 and 16 points re- spectively.

Ray Cooper also put in a strong performance with his constant ball pressure upsetting the Lions Gold offence.

Tim McDonald was the standout for Li- ons Gold, finishing with 23 points. The division one women's clash be- tween Dynamite Devils and Tigers was not played with a large number of players absent due to the Chanel College prom.

With the division consisting of the two teams only, the outfits will meet again in the decider.



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