Rockhampton Rockets under-18 mens players (from left) Leon Christensen, Malachi Shanahan, Trevor Corrigan, Bailey Meyers, Damon Christensen and Zac Smith are off to the Gold Coast next week for the Queensland championships. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Rockhampton Rockets under-18 mens players (from left) Leon Christensen, Malachi Shanahan, Trevor Corrigan, Bailey Meyers, Damon Christensen and Zac Smith are off to the Gold Coast next week for the Queensland championships. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Rocky Rockets down pre-tournament favourites Ipswich Force

ROCKHAMPTON'S under-18 men's basketball squad are on the right track to winning the Queensland championship.

The Rockets managed to take down pre-tournament favourites Ipswich Force 85-68 in their opening round of the Queensland Under-18 Basketball Championships in Brisbane on Wednesday before backing it up yesterday.

Rocky trumped northern rivals Mackay Meteors 78-58 early yesterday and were set to face Sunshine Coast Rip in the afternoon.

Today's third round of competition sees the boys play top sides Brisbane Capitals Gold and Southern Districts Spartans.

Rockhampton's division two men team went down to Toowoomba Mountaineers 71-45 in round one and Southern Districts Titans 83-31 in round two.

In the girl's competition, Rockhampton have seen success in all three of their games so far, with a 65-52 win over Redlands PCYC, a 69-32 victory over Gold Coast Breakers and a 53-42 win against Toowoomba Mountaineers.



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