ALL OR NOTHING: Sam Cremasco is looking for a big effort in the Big Q decider tonight.
ALL OR NOTHING: Sam Cremasco is looking for a big effort in the Big Q decider tonight. Nev Madsen

Warwick's date with destiny

BASKETBALL: The hard work of the Warwick Wildcats comes down to tonight's decider.

The side finished the inaugural Big Q season as minor premiers but face a tough task if they are to life the trophy at home.

USQ Dragons have been flawless throughout the season, with their only loss coming in the form of a forfeit.

During their only encounter, the Dragons claimed a 72-61 win in Toowoomba, with Kade Hobman dropping 29 points in his first game for the Wildcats.

Wildcats manager Jay Clark said the side looked forward to getting a chance to take down the Dragons at home.

"We've never played them with a full-strength team at home,” Clark said.

"Playing at home will be a benefit and it is our big chance to beat them. We are optimistic of winning.”

Clark said Warwick had taken confidence from Harristown's performance in last week's semi final, in which USQ was pushed to its limit.

"It was a close game against Harristown. The Runnin' Rebels were leading with under two minutes to go,” he said.

"Mayo fouled out and it finished a very close game.

"USQ didn't handle the zone too well and there were periods where they couldn't score.

"Harristown didn't give Jack Gallagher the opportunity to score and they limited Paul Aleer's chances as well.

"We will try to keep the ball out of their hands and force their other players to make shots.”

Clark said he was hopeful of a big crowd to support the Wildcats.

"It would be good to have a loud crowd on hand,” he said.

"Grand finals are always a good atmosphere, and we are hoping as many people as possible come out to watch.”

Big Q grand Finals

Reserve grade: Warwick v USQ, 4pm

Women:- USQ v Harristown. 5.30pm

A grade: Warwick v USQ, 7.10pm

Games at WIRAC tonight



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