ON A MISSION: Boti Hajos goes on the attack at the Gladstone Junior Basketball Carnival.
ON A MISSION: Boti Hajos goes on the attack at the Gladstone Junior Basketball Carnival. Mike Richards

Torrent of points sinks basketball rivals

BOTI Hajos drowned out any hope of Rockhampton upsetting Gladstone to open the representative basketball carnival at Kev Broome Stadium on Saturday, raining down 44 points to lead the locals to victory.

Hajos was on a mission, one that will last a lot longer than the four quarters on the court.

The 14-year-old wants to see Gladstone make the Division 1 segment of the State Classics and every win gets them a step closer.

"My biggest goal is to get that Division 1, which means we need to win our games at carnivals like this," he said.

The 44 points is not enough for Hajos though. Not to say he is looking to better the total but instead he wants to improve his defence to help out his team.

"It was a team effort, defensively we did really well," he said.

"This game I was an offensive asset but I need to be there more on defence."

Hajos' teammates are lucky to have him at all as he was born in Hungary and moved to Australia nearly a decade ago.

After a couple of years of thinking about it when he was young, he decided to take up basketball and has not looked back.

"There is no European handball and basketball is pretty close to it," he said. "When I was looking for something to do, I chose basketball."

Playing the sport has led to an increased list of friends for Hajos and an atmosphere he thrives on.

Hajos is at Kev Broome Stadium as much as he is able to be.

"It has a really good community here," he said. "I come down every time to watch the Port City Power and I like to help out."



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