Coach Clarence Dickerson with his sons Anthony and Charles.
Coach Clarence Dickerson with his sons Anthony and Charles. JENNA CAIRNEY

Warwick hosts big game

CHARLES and Anthony Dickerson reckon it is twice the pressure when your father is the coach in a basketball game.

On Saturday night at WIRAC, the Dickerson brothers played in the Toowoomba Mountaineers side that scored a 94-92 victory against North Brisbane Dragons in a pre-season game.

The Mountaineers team is coached by Charles and Anthony's father, Pop.

For the Dickerson brothers, having their dad as coach means double the pressure.

“He doesn't let us get away with much,” Charles said.

“He's a tough coach and he is really hard on us because he can get away with it.”

Mountaineers player James Legan, who hails from Houston Texas, has his heart set on becoming a professional basketball player.

“As long as it takes, I'm going to keep trying,” he said.

“In the States it's tougher but I have more opportunity to get experience here in Australia.”

Warwick Basketball Association secretary Heidi Clark said it was a big night for Warwick basketball.

“It's really great to have this game here and fantastic to see all the younger ones come and get inspired,” she said.

Dragons coach Geoff Tarrant said his side did better than he expected.

“Toowoomba had a lot more experience so we were happy with the end result,” Tarrant said.

“We were down 25 points halfway through the third quarter but changed our defence and even took the lead in the final quarter.

“I'd love to come again next year with an even better team.

“Our kids had their moments in the game.

“People were fantastic. We really enjoyed the trip to Warwick.”

The youngest player on the court was 15-year-old Jake Davis who Tarrant said had a huge future in the game.



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