The Warwick Wildcats.
The Warwick Wildcats. Emma Channon

City of Warwick backing Wildcats

BASKETBALL, a game where two teams of five players take to the court and attempt to score the most baskets to win the game, except tonight when the whole of Warwick takes to the court, at least in spirit.

Tonight at WIRAC, the Warwick Basketball Association hosts the preliminary finals in the Ag Requirements Regional Basketball League for both A and reserve grades.

The feature game for tonight is Warwick Wildcats versus Tenterfield Bullets.

The last match up was a well fought intense game coming down to the wire, however the Wildcats have proven time and again that they play well under pressure and seem to have the knack for pulling a game back in the dying minutes.

Tenterfield are pretty determined to take the glide into the grand final in two weeks time but Warwick has other plans for them.

Warwick Wildcats will be fully manned on Saturday night with all the stars qualifying to play in the finals. To qualify a player must play 50% plus one of the regular season for their team. With commitments to his QBL team Declan Starast was at risk of not making the cut however his ability to step up and play for the last two weeks has secured his spot in the finals.

James Legan, Wildcats star import will be on court again this weekend, with his junior fan base on the side lines. Legan assists Pop Dickerson on Friday afternoons at the Junior Basketball at Warwick High School.

Warwick's plan is to stick with what has worked for the rest of the season which is to take to court, survey how the game is going to pan out and then decide how to face the challenge.

Coaches Jeff Clark and Darin Page are confident in the skills of the players to take out the win. Damien "Snowy" Quinn, Starast and Legan will once again team up to be a force against all comers.

The elimination final is also being played on court 2 at WIRAC between Highfields and Protech.

Warwick White and Warwick Green face off in the reserve-grade preliminary final and White want the win.

The elimination final for a second shot at the grand final is being played between Dalby Men and Dalby Women.

This has been the first year the league has been mixed and the ladies have certainly shown they are able to play with the men taking out 4th place in the season in what was a close fought contest for the minor placegetters.

Warwick were simply outstanding this season.

The reserve grade games start at 5pm and the main game is at 7pm.

Mention this article and your entry will be free. Food and drink will be available at the game.



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