SIMPLY MAGIC: Women's senior team Magic wins the grand final.
SIMPLY MAGIC: Women's senior team Magic wins the grand final. Gympie Times

Basketball Magic

AS GYMPIE'S basketball season drew to a close last week two players were recognised for their hard work all season.

With an average of 25 points per game Kiah Monk received a trophy for being the highest scorer.

Stacey Connell, voted Players' Player, was someone the majority of players enjoyed competing with or against, according to Gympie Basketball Association president Eileen Tramacchi.

Ms Tramacchi said Monk had scored in excess of 200 points over the season and was a great all round sportsperson.

In the senior women's final, minor premier's Shockers were pipped at the post by new team Magic.

Magic was comprised of players who hadn't played basketball in some time and some who had never played.

“The senior women grand finals were close and exciting, between minor premiers' favourite Shockers and Magic,” she said.

“At quarter time the score was 7-4 to Shockers, who led most of the game. In the third quarter the score was 22-19 to Shockers.

“Best for Shockers were Jo Jacobson and Belinda Randi.

“Magic had finally come alive, which would set the last quarter to be close and exciting.

“In the last quarter, the score was level at 22 all; Shockers were unable to score.

“Kylie Thomas from Magic who quickly turned the game around...scoring four points in the last few minutes.

“The final score was 26-22 to Magic.”

Player of the match went to Chloe Jones from Magic.

Ms Tramacchi said there was a record six teams in the last round and hoped some men's teams would sign on for the start of the winter season in February.

Gympie Times


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