Mount Isa Basketball Association enjoys 2017's second grand finals comp

WINNING WOMEN: Celtics A Grade women's team, premiers for the 2017 Winter season. Photo: Esther MacIntyre
WINNING WOMEN: Celtics A Grade women's team, premiers for the 2017 Winter season. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

As 2017 comes to a close, so does the season for Mount Isa’s Winter sports.

And for the second time this year Mount Isa Basketball Association has pulled out all the stops for a smashing grand finals day, attracting good crowds to Mount Isa Multi-Sport and Recreation Centre on Saturday, December 2.

Celtics players had plenty of reasons to celebrate, with both Celtics Women’s A Grade and Celtics Men’s A Grade winning premier spots after two intense battles to finish off the competition.

Pearl Isaacson, 2017 President and Acting Treasurer, said the women’s A-grade finals game was rough and ready.

“It was close all the way, but Celtics were in the lead for the whole game. We ended up winning by six points in the end,” Isaacson said.

Celtics A won against Blazers 46 – 40, taking out the season premiership.

CHUFFED: Tara Glasscock, Tanya Hale, and Kylie Toms (MVP) from Sonic Health, thrilled with their win in the women's A Reserves at Mount Isa Basketball Association Winter grand finals.  Photo: Esther MacIntyre

CHUFFED: Tara Glasscock, Tanya Hale, and Kylie Toms (MVP) from Sonic Health, thrilled with their win in the women's A Reserves at Mount Isa Basketball Association Winter grand finals. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the grand finals was Sarah Pizzey. MVP for the season was Kimberley Munro.

A Grade men’s was taken out by Celtics A against Homeboiz, 72 – 63 in a fierce battle.

Minor premiers for the season was Homeboiz. MVP for the season was Josh Caldwell. MVP for the grand finals was Adam Moes.

A Reserves preceded the A-Grade men’s and women’s games, with Sonic Health taking out the women’s A Reserves grand final game with a score of 24 – 20 against Hoopers.

MVP in the grand finals was Kylie Toms. A-Reserves were not awarded MVPs for the season, only for the grand finals.

In men’s A Reserve, Pandas A team won against Kings 74 – 59. MVP for the grand finals was Shannon Roberts.

For women’s B Grade, the minor premier for the season was Semi Pros.

Semi Pros won their grand final game against Diamonds with a score of 32 – 26.

MVP for the grand finals was Bette McGarvey, and MVP for the season was Kylie Toms.

In the men’s B Grade, minor premiers for the season were Mount Isa Bucks, who were also named grand final winner for beating Phillipines 57 – 48.

Dan Moes was the MVP for the grand finals. MVP for the season was Christian Lamba.

The C grade division started the finals at 1pm at Mount Isa Multi-Sport Recreation Centre.

C grade Women’s minor premiers for the season were Mangoes 1.

Premiers for the season were Divas, who beat Mangoes 1, 19 – 9.

MVP for the grand finals was Ashley Trennery, MVP for the season was Chelsea Beckmann

The men’s C Grade teams didn’t play on grand finals day, but minor premiers was Celtics and MVP for the season was David McMillan.