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Claws out for Giants

HOPS FOR DAYS: Warwick Wildcats representative Josh Cremasco glides into the paint for a lay-up against the Harristown Runnin' Rebels.
HOPS FOR DAYS: Warwick Wildcats representative Josh Cremasco glides into the paint for a lay-up against the Harristown Runnin' Rebels. Nev Madsen

BASKETBALL: The Warwick Wildcats will be looking to build on last week's first-round victory when they take on the Granite Belt Giants tonight.

The Wildcats were impressive in their opening encounter against Harristown, with Josh, Sam and Dom Cremasco combining for 81 points in the 106-98 victory over the Runnin' Rebels.

Warwick Basketball regional co-ordinator Jay Clark said last week's victory was a big confidence boost heading into tomorrow's game.

"It was a good win, especially for our youngsters, and a good start to the season for basketball in Warwick,” Clark said.

"A few players were a bit gun-shy, whereas the Cremasco brothers were confident in shooting the ball, however that will improve.

"To have our young guys perform well against someone of the calibre of Pop Dickerson will give them a world of confidence.

"Putting up a strong performance against players on the level of entering into the Mountaineers will tell them they can compete at this level.

"This week we will look to play a similar style of basketball, focusing more on ourselves than our opponents, and continue to build on team chemistry.”

Warwick will enter tonight's game with plenty of respect for the Giants, who are coached by Damien Petrie, brother of Brisbane Bullets forward Anthony.

The second round of the Big Q will be held at the WIRAC basketball court, with reserve grade tipping off at 5pm and A-grade starting at 6pm.

Entry is free, so make sure you come down and support our local teams doing battle on the big stage.

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