Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Bittersweet End for 'Neers in QBL Finale

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Bittersweet End for 'Neers in QBL Finale

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Byline: Anton Rose Anton.Rose@thechronicle.com.au

RESULT

QBL Round 15

MEN: Mountaineers 88 def Brisbane 75, Gold Coast 126 def Mountaineers 93.

WOMEN: Brisbane 89 def Mountaineers 79, Gold Coast 84 def Mountaineers 50.

BASKETBALL: THE Mountaineers men's QBL double-header inspired a Jekyll and Hyde performance from the Toowoomba side at the weekend.

Their final outing of the season summed up their 2016 campaign.

On night they produced one of the upsets of the season by beating league leader Brisbane Capitals on their home turf 88-75.

Chris Whitehead continued the form he has shown throughout the season to top score with 24 points.

Whitehead finished the regular season ranked second on the QBL pointscorers' list with 428 points while his 6.8 assists per game is the best in the league.

With nothing left to play for this campaign the 'Neers set the tone for next season in the best possible fashion, though their second game of the weekend proved that old habits die hard. …

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