It's blue and red in all Devils decider as grand finals near
BASKETBALL: Blue Devils have qualified for Saturday night's Premier League grand final.
The men in blue knocked Devils White in Wednesday night's preliminary final by 16 points and will meet Red Devils at Kev Broome on Saturday.
Blue Devils will attempt to win a fifth consecutive premiership and will be as confident as ever.
Michael Byrnes was game-high scorer with 19 (two triples) and his Blue Devils team-mate Daniel Green landed three three-pointers among his 17 points.
Athletic Mitch Glossop chimed in with eight while Nathan Druitt banked 15 points for Devils White.
Red Devils have not lost a game and experienced Chris Tucker said that counts for nothing.
"It can sometimes be a bad thing and fingers crossed, we'll go into the game pretty positive after a couple of tough wins," he said.
Red Devils gained direct entry to the decider after a thrilling 44-41 win courtesy of a Michael Towner triple.
"Blue Devils have got the right veterans and the right style and the older guys just seem to come through when it come to grand finals," Tucker said.
There will be the Gladstone West State School Cheerleaders to entertain the crowd at noon
"Powerhouse bar and canteen will be open from 1pm for the Seniors Grand final day and we will have the $10 raffle board for our alcohol hampers at the bar for sale," a Gladstone Amateur Basketball Association spokesperson said.
"So pop up and grab one and we are also talking ore orders for our Port City Power socks which are due in the next week $20 per pair...great Xmas prezzies."
GRAND FINAL DAY
Saturday, Dec 8 - Kev Broome Stadium
12.15pm: Not The Wooden Spoon - Crusaders v Lions
1pm: D2M - Taipans v BITS Saints
2.45pm: D2W - Kixx v Hawks
4pm: D1M - Devolds v Lions Fury
5.15pm: D1W - Devilicious Red v Lions
6.30pm: Premier League - Blue Devils v Red Devils