Cremasco finishes as Wildcats’ top scorer
EIGHTEEN-year-old Subway Warwick Wildcats player Josh Cremasco finished the SBL season as top scorer once again after scoring 25 points in Warwick's 98-64 loss to the top-of-the-table Gold Coast Waves team.
In a game that Warwick was always going to struggle to win, the late withdrawal of both Declan Starasts and Jesse Pyke meant others were always going to have to step up to fill the void.
Josh Cremasco and Snowy Quinn led from the front.
Even with a great team effort, the understrength Wildcats were unable to put any substantial pressure on the finals-bound Gold Goast team.
The Yangan State School choir provided not only the National Anthem to start the game, but also great vocal support for their local team.
The scorers were Josh Cremasco 25, Snowy Quinn 19, DJ Cremasco and Max Quinlan-Ward eight each, Kevin Globio three and Dean Clark one point.
Even though the Wildcats were weakened with key players unavailable for much of the second half of the season, coach Jeff Clark was happy with the opportunities and growth of a core of local players who were able to step up with more game time.
"These minutes will put these players in a good position for next season," Clark said.
"These boys are now getting used to playing more minutes in a higher level competition.
"In past seasons we have had to rely on players from out of town to give us experience on the court.
"I'm sure that with a full-strength team, which we had at the start of the season, we would have made the top four."
The Wildcats are now finished for this SBL season, but are expected to feature in this year's regional competition in the next few months.