Grand finals a series of close games
Exmouth’s basketball season has finished with nail-biting grand finals.
In the Year 2 to 3 grand final, the Green Machines finished the season at the top of the ladder by beating the Eagles in a close game.
Green Machines’ Ashton Wright was named most valuable player.
In the Year 4/5 age group, the Cutecumbers and Wild Cats fought a hard 40-minute game. The Cutecumbers had not lost a game all season, and fittingly came away champions.
MVP was awarded to Wild Cats’ ace defender Bo Davies.
The Year 6/7 final was a hightempo match, with the Gascoyne Slammers fighting hard against the all-conquering Oreoballers.
Both sides were neck and neck and by half time it was looking like the Gascoyne Slammers could pull off the upset of the season, but in the second half the Oreoballers found their feet to claim the title.
MVP was awarded to Oreoballers’ Jed Lord.
In the oldest age category of Years 8 to 12, the Baseline Bombers squared off against Nothing But Net in a highly charged game.
Both teams went goal for goal during the first half.
Both sides played hard in offence and defence for the whole match with a couple of big rejections from Nothing But Net’s Shane Price.
Nothing But Net had the edge, taking out the championship title, while the Baseline Bombers’ Max Perret was named MVP.
Exmouth Basketball Association president Zoe Woods said widening the age groups to include younger and older players had been a good move.
Basketball will be back in 2016, possibly starting earlier for a longer season before the heat kicks in.
Wild Cats and Cutecumbers in action.