The Heat hot­ter than ever

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - RICHARD STOKER

IT MAY be win­ter but the Port Dou­glas Heat bas­ket­ball team have come back hot­ter than ever af­ter win­ning the Mus­grove District Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion competition on June 16.

The new sea­son bounced off on Thurs­day night at the Trin­ity Bay courts in Smith­field against the pres­ti­gious Wiz­ards, al­though both sides had player changes be­ing the first game of the sea­son.

And while the play at times was a lit­tle scrappy there were some ex­cel­lent long passes and three point bas­kets ex­e­cuted in a sign of things to come.

“We started this sea­son play­ing a lot bet­ter than we started last sea­son and some of our play­ers are mem­bers of the Crocs, so for the mo­ment they are con­cen­trat­ing on their foot­ball,” said Heat’s point guard Nathan Stoker, who pre­vi­ously played at state level in West­ern Aus­tralia.

As with the fi­nal match last sea­son, the sizzling Heat won ev­ery quar­ter.

The team is urg­ing any­one who is in­ter­ested in play­ing bas­ket­ball to turn up for scratch games on Wed­nes­day evenings at the Moss­man courts, next to the coun­cil cham­ber, at 6pm.

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