Cavs make a point in an epic
CAVALIERS' Albert Maunga nailed two foul shouts to lead Cavaliers team to 42-41 win against Port City Surge in the division three under 14 grand final.
It was enough to ice the game in a frenetic finish in what was a terrific game.
Surge's Ben Knight was fouled in the dying seconds and made one of two foul shots, but the full-time bell sounded.
Albert shot 21 points in what was a likely most valuable player performance.
His services were indeed needed when the boys from Port City Surge swept to a 14-point lead at the start of the second quarter.
Ben and Seth Collins kept Cavaliers at bay and Surge led 21-16 at half-time.
Albert landed a huge triple to have all momentum with the Cavs before a baseline jumper from Seth made it 27-26 Port City's way.
Cavalier's Lincoln Bray shot 11 points and says coach Phil Evans focused on an important aspect of the game.
"Our coach just wanted us to work on defence and it was pretty exciting,” a happy Lincoln said.
Some fancy footwork from Lincoln and resultant basket put a mini-break over the Surge and he added that he has become a more rounded player.
"I have improved on my defence and have become more attacking,” Lincoln said.
Port City Surge's Coby Fitszimmons said his team lost composure late in the game.
"I thought we could win, but I think we lost the game in the last quarter with foul trouble,” Coby said.
Meanwhile Pistons won the division one boy's decider 52-44 against Thunder with Power players Botond Hajos (23 points) and Dylan Owen (31 points) starring for Pistons and Thunder respectively.
Tannum Trail Blazers and Heat were respective 47-44 and 61-41 division two girl's winners against Sassy Princesses and Lakers.
Junior grand finals
D1 Thunder 52 d Pistons 44; D2 Tannum Trail Blazers 47 d Sassy Princesses 44; Heats 61 d Lakers 41; D3 Cavaliars 42 d Surge 41; D4 Bulls 51 d Nets 12