SWISH: Connor Swain-Edwards was a stand out for James Nash.
SWISH: Connor Swain-Edwards was a stand out for James Nash. Leeroy Todd

Celtics improve but Warriors strike in high school clash

BASKETBALL: St Pats' Celtics had everything to prove against the James Nash Thundercats this week in their round for high school basketball clash.

Missing three key players, the Celtics were under the pump early on from the table topping Thunder who were quick to take advantage of the size difference.

However, through Celtics MVP Alanna Braine, the St Pats' side was able to score more points in the game than they had all season, unfortunately is what not enough with the thunder running out 66-22 point victors.

In other matches of the round four high school competition, James Nash Warriors took on the Gympie High Wildcats.

In practically an arm wrestle of a match, both sides struggled for first-half dominance.

It was not until Hayden Hind-McKenzie hit a big three pointer in the third quarter that the tide started to shift and the Wildcats went into the final stanza three points in front.

However, when Hind-McKenzie fouled out, James Nash players Abraham Tusan and Connor Swain-Edwards started combining for some key baskets which proved the catalyst in the fourth quarter leading the Nash side to a three point win.