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Grand finals beckon

Saturday, 3rd December, 2011

CRUNCH TIME: The Outback Odyssey’s Jasmin Simmons (left) and Chelsea Masclet from Outback Chargers will go to head-to-head in the Under 14 Girls grand final tomorrow at RK Sanderson Stadium. CRUNCH TIME: The Outback Odyssey’s Jasmin Simmons (left) and Chelsea Masclet from Outback Chargers will go to head-to-head in the Under 14 Girls grand final tomorrow at RK Sanderson Stadium.

By Kurtis Eichler

 Basketball’s Spring competition is about to reach its climax with the grand finals being played tomorrow at the RK Sanderson Stadium.

To start the day rolling, the U/8 and U/10 teams will play their grand finals from 11:30am and they will be followed by the U/14 and U/16 games.

BH Basketball Association President Graeme Semmens predicted the U/16 boys final between the Sharks and Extreme would be a close one.

“It should be a real arm wrestle,” Mr Semmens said.

“Both these teams love to run so we can expect a very tight contest for four quarters. This match could go either way.”

Sharks’ Samuel Simmons will be relied upon to shoot from the outside as well as run up the court with Kobie Mutch, Mr Semmens said.

As for Extreme, they’ll be looking to Keenan Ellis to control the floor.

“Both Macenzie Ford and Jason Masclet will give them strength in defence,” Mr Semmens said.

The Women’s A grade grand final will hit the courts at 7pm, followed by Men’s A grade at 8pm.

Outback Chargers will play the Recruits in the women’s match, with Mr Semmens selecting the Recruits.

“I feel the danger plays may well be Tracey Hicks, Teagan Coombe for the Recruits,” he said.

“As for the Chargers, Tarnee Tester has had a fine season along with teammate Lisa Kickett.”

Mr Semmens forecast a win for Hirdy’s Heroes against the Mavericks in the Men’s final.

“Both teams are fairly even with some good outside shooters like Drew Mashford, Nick Manoel and Sam Hocking all in good form from the three-point line.”

On Monday the Women’s A grade All Stars match will be played at 6pm, followed by the association’s presentations.

To conclude the season, the Men’s All-Star match will be played after the presentations.

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