U12 Pythons reach fi­nals

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Un­der-12s Dou­glas Pythons bas­ket­ball team has reached the fi­nals of the Smith­field com­pe­ti­tion.

The ma­jor­ity of the team have never played com­pe­ti­tion bas­ket­ball be­fore and learnt the ba­sic fun­da­men­tals of the game when they joined the league.

Yet they con­tin­ued their win­ning ways last week to win 22-6 in their final match be­fore the fi­nals to fin­ish sec­ond on the lad­der.

Coach Steve Hull said the boys have picked the game up very quickly.

“We have only games,” he said.

“Our boys are only around nine and 10 years old and have only lost to the top-placed team whose boys are 11 and 12 years old and play in rep­re­sen­ta­tive teams.

They are show­ing in­cred­i­ble tal­ent and are play­ing in great spirit.

“Fi­nals take place next month and we’re hop­ing to go all the way and take out the win.”

The Pythons play their first final on June 1.

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Dou­glaspythongs: (Back row, from left) Luke Hull, Kalepo Tusa, Joe Tusa, Ethan Crees, Dy­lan Col­lyer. (Front row) Bay­ley In­gram and Jake Read

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