Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Cubs Show True Grit to Win Gold

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Cubs Show True Grit to Win Gold

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BASKETBALL: It was the Bundaberg Bears under-12s who shone at the recent Queensland State Basketball Classic in Brisbane.

The emerging basketball players, affectionately known as cubs, bared their claws in a showing of Bundaberg Basketball dominance to beat northern rivals Rockhampton 65-47 in the final.

The young players had their fitness and stamina pushed to the limit during the five-day carnival, playing eight games during its duration.

Team manager Heather Mortensen said the players had turned heads with their energy and perseverance.

C[pounds sterling]They played a lot of basketball down there but they never really lagged or gave up the fight,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]They just kept on going.C[yen]

Mortensen said the players travelled south with the knowledge they had the skills and talent to win.

C[pounds sterling]It can be a bit intimidating playing those larger, metropolitan areas but the team was full of confidence. …

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