Three from three for Wildcats
AFTER a season of not playing representative basketball, Warwick Wildcats returned to the Ag Requirements Regional Basketball League this year, with three wins from their three teams in the first round.
In A grade, Wildcats coach Jeff Clark was able to secure the services of QBL champion scorer James Legan for the season opener, and he didn’t disappoint.
After a slow start, Legan was able to score a game high of 42 points for the Wildcats in their 103-86 victory over last year’s league runners up, Tenterfield Bullets.
The biggest positive out of the game for coach Clark, was that most of the key players were only playing their first time together, and the team will only get better.
After playing his cards close to his chest, Clark revealed on Saturday night that his two imports are Damien “Snowy” Quinn and state league star James Legan.
Quinn would be familiar to most fans from his games against Warwick in the past. He is a popular character in the regional league due to being so much shorter than most imports but that doesn’t stop him taking on taller players.
Quinn scored 21 points and combined well with Legan.
Legan has just finished his first season in Australia playing for the Toowoomba Mountaineers where Clark is the assistant coach.
“I’ve seen a lot of great players in the state league this season,” Clark said.
“James is a special player. He was the highest points scorer in Queensland this season and one of the best shooters I have ever seen.”