Roma hosts fifth Best of the West car­ni­val

The Western Star - - SPORT -

BAS­KET­BALL: Keen bas­ket­ballers from the Mara­noa re­gion will de­scend on the courts of Roma this week­end for the fifth Best of the West Car­ni­val.

Un­der-13 and Un­der-19 teams from Mt Isa, Toowoomba and St Ge­orge will play at the PCYC.

Pres­i­dent of the Mara­noa Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, Mat Gane, said the car­ni­val is a great op­por­tu­nity for young play­ers.

“The kids have the op­por­tu­nity to play and de­velop their skills,” he said.

The car­ni­val will also give young com­peti­tors the chance to join South­west se­lec­tion tri­als to play for the Dar­ling Downs.

The high­light of the week­end will be the A-Grade Q Clash be­tween the Toowoomba Saints and The Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Queens­land.

The game, which will start at 3pm to­mor­row will fea­ture some Queens­land Bas­ket­ball League play­ers.

“We haven’t had com­pet­i­tive bas­ket­ball here for a few years, so we’re look­ing for­ward to it,” said Mr Gane.

“We’re aim­ing to get an­other QBL game back here as well for an­other pre-sea­son match.”

“We’re look­ing for­ward to it.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ON THE BALL: Mara­noa Bas­ket­ball car­ni­val is set to hit the courts this week­end.

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