Bundaberg Bears player Tanisha Sands scores in the under-16 game in Bundy.
Bundaberg Bears player Tanisha Sands scores in the under-16 game in Bundy. Paul Donaldson BUN121117BAS4

Bulls and Bears are going on a title hunt

BASKETBALL: Bundaberg will be aiming for three Central District Carnivals age group wins this weekend when the final round of matches are held in Hervey Bay.

The best chances of success comes in under-23 men and under-16 girls with both sides only needing a win to secure the carnival.

The under-16 girls, after a clean sweep of four wins at Bundaberg recently, only need to beat Rockhampton to secure top spot.

But they face a challenge doing it.

"It will be hard with Avril (Davies), one of our best players, out for this carnival and the state championships,” U16 coach Candice Redgard said.

"We'll go in with eight players and I'm confident with the girls that they'll do a fantastic job.”

The under-23 men only need to beat Gladstone after beating the Power and Hervey Bay by 52 and 42 points respectively in the first round in Bundaberg.

"It will be tougher competition than last time, so we've got to be mentally prepared,” under-23 coach Mick Catlin said.

In under-18s the boys' Bulls side is still alive but will need a bit of help to take out the carnival.

The Bulls will need to win all of their matches, including the match against Rockhampton, to qualify.

The action starts today.



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