BASKETBALL: It was a weekend of mixed results for the Gladstone under-18 and U16 girls and boys teams at the first of the three Central District Carnivals in Rockhampton.
The Gladstone U16 boys came home with a 4-0 record after they defeated long-time nemesis Rockhampton, Hervey Bay, Emerald and Bundaberg.
They shook off the Rockhampton hoodoo and a four-point deficit to win game one 80-75 in what was a high-class and riveting contest.
Thasindu Chandrasekara was huge especially early and late to finish with 38 points for Gladstone while Joseph McEldowney's size was a factor with 16 points and Jack Small hauled down crucial rebounds down the stretch.
Gladstone went on to beat Hervey Bay 78-36, Emerald 113-35 and Bundaberg 55-39 and coach Tahnee Guinea said Thasindu and Joseph were the stand-out players in an even team performance throughout the carnival.
Thasindu collected scores of 38, 21, 38 and 17 points while Joseph impressed with his rebounding in his first CDC.
Gladstone's U18 boys won two and lost two with wins against Hervey Bay and Emerald and lost to Rocky and Bundy.
Isacc King had a great campaign with an average of 27.25 points per game with scores of 38 and 32 against Emerald and Bundaberg.
Gladstone lost to Rocky in game one 70-50 before 87-40 and 66-56 wins against Hervey Bay and Emerald respectively.
Liam Madsen also had a solid campaign with an average of just over 10 points. The U18 Gladstone girls lost both matches to Rocky 79-20 and 86-29.