The Warwick Green team of (front, from left) Rob Wendt, Josh Cremasco, Andrew Stubbs, Duncan McKenzie, (back) Dean Clark, Jeff Clark, Nick Quinn, Rick Mutzelburg, Ben Long and coach Jay Clark after a 58-51 reserves win against Warwick White.
The Warwick Green team of (front, from left) Rob Wendt, Josh Cremasco, Andrew Stubbs, Duncan McKenzie, (back) Dean Clark, Jeff Clark, Nick Quinn, Rick Mutzelburg, Ben Long and coach Jay Clark after a 58-51 reserves win against Warwick White. Gerard Walsh

Close contest on the court

WARWICK Green triumphed against Warwick White in a well-fought game in the Ag Requirements Regional Basketball League on Saturday night.

The challenge was laid down from the first moment of the game with Warwick White storming to a lead in the first quarter.

Both teams have been steaming it up in the regional league in the first two games of the season.

Saturday night was always going to be a test of skill with both teams training together every week.

The strength of Southern Downs basketball is evident in the league being able to support two high quality teams in the reserve grade.

Coming off back-to-back wins, this match was always going to be tight.

Top scorers Josh Cremasco and Kevin Globio gave their respective teams 18 points each, keeping the competition close.

The lead jostled back and forth for the first half but Green turned it up in the second half to eventually come home with a seven-point lead in the 58-51 match.

This is the lowest score for both teams so far this season proving that Warwick has real talent in its reserves.

After the game, Warwick White coach Darren Byrne said he was impressed with the game.

He expected his players to play hard and they gave Green a run on the court.

He said this was only one game. Now they know they can keep up with Green on the court he is pretty sure their next meeting will see the result reversed.

Coach Jay Clark said the Green team did not expect the challenge from White to be so strong and he was happy to come away with the win.

Other standouts for the night were Jeff Clark, Andrew Stubbs and PJ Siulai, all scoring nine points. Siulai was also an integral part of the 51-point score for Warwick White setting up several baskets with some great assists.

Saturday will see a Father’s Day weekend home game for both Warwick Wildcats and Warwick Green from 5pm at WIRAC.



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