Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Thunderkatz Claw Way to Grand Final Victory; A Vocal Crowd Was Treated to an Exciting Gympie Basketball Final at the Pavilion on Monday

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Thunderkatz Claw Way to Grand Final Victory; A Vocal Crowd Was Treated to an Exciting Gympie Basketball Final at the Pavilion on Monday

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BASKETBALL: A dominant ThunderKatz has taken the Gympie basketball senior men's grand final 62-33 over Bobcats.

A good crowd filled the Pavilion on Monday night for the 6.30pm tip off.

Thunderkatz put a nine-game winning streak on the line in the penultimate game of the year against surprise qualifiers Bobcats, who had qualified in convincing fashion last week.

Thunderkatz won the opening tip and proceeded to score at will before Bobcats awoke from their slumber.

The Katz' James Adkins proved a handful on the paint and both Simon and Aaron Lodder hit early shots from beyond the arc to take the early ascendency.

The first quarter proved a cakewalk for Thunderkatz, before a second quarter revival from Bobcats drew the crowd into the game.

The comeback was led by tenacious defensive efforts by Bobcats veterans Miguel Galy, Curtis Dray, Matt Hudson and Matt Lally.

Jake Hulskamp then converted the intensity to scoreboard pressure and the game remained tight throughout the second and third quarters. …

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