Heat go down fighting

FIRST-year Mildura Heat Division 2 Men’s coach David Curran says he is proud of his team despite the agony of their grand final loss to Coburg on Saturday night.

The Giants sealed the 2018 Big V Basketball Division 2 Men’s title with a 72-65 win over the Heat in game two of the grand final series at Coburg Basketball Stadium on Saturday night.

Needing to win to take the series into a decider after losing game one at home the previous weekend, the Heat led by as much as 17 points but a very strong Giants outfit capitalised on big men Steven Bowden and Alex Newstead fouling out to run over the top of the gallant visitors.

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