Bobcats for back-to-back titles
MIDWAY through Warwick Basketball Association's second season and the Bobcats are on track to take out back-to-back seasons in 2010.
The Bobcats are the clear-cut leaders on top of the ladder, and the remaining positions for the October final series are between Tropics, Airballez and Castles Knights.
The other two teams – Los Carnales and Scots PGC – have some ground to make up if they are to make the finals in October.
The Bobcats are led by association president Shannon Slater, in combination with junior Queensland representative player Declan Starasts and 2009 Wildcats player Andrew Rendalls.
The Bobcats are the team to beat.
On paper, the team that could possibly put up a challenge to the Bobcats would be Castles Knights with 2009 A-grade Wildcats players Duncan McKenzie and DJ Cremasco, along with 2009 Wildcats reserve grade player Rob Wendt.
But the Knights have not been able to find their groove as yet and are currently sitting in fourth place and in danger of slipping out of the finals race if they do not win this week against the Airballez.
Team Tropics, captained by 2009 A-grade Wildcats player Alex Cutmore, is in second position.
The Tropics boys were strong from the beginning of the season. The inclusion of Eddie Groom was exactly what the team required. He is a player with patience and the ability to control the game.
The team has come together on the court. Combine that with a competitive spirit and the Tropics boys are sure to be in the October finals.
A welcome inclusion to the basketball season is Scots PGC.
The Scots boys captain is Mike McDaniels.
Despite the boys not posting a win on the court, they were able to notch up their first competition points with a forfeit win last week.
Round 7 starts tonight at 6pm, at WIRAC.
At 6pm Scots PGC play Los Carnales.
At 7pm there will be a top of the table clash with Bobcats versus Tropics, and 8pm Castles Knights play Airballez.