GALLERY: Red letter day for some at Kev Broome Stadium
BASKETBALL: The Gladstone Amateur Basketball Association wrapped up season two of 2018 at the weekend with an action-packed afternoon and evening of grand finals.
There was a mixture of close contests and blow-out scores at Kev Broome Stadium as some familiar and new rivalries took shape.
The men's Premier League decider remained up in the air until inside the final minute but it was the Red Devils who snapped Blue Devils' stranglehold on the premiership, denying them a fifth-straight title with a 53-47 victory.
Red Devils' Dylan Owen was the star of the show scoring 25 points to guide his team to victory, outshining Troy Robinson (13 points) and Daniel Green (12 points) who led the scoring for the opposition.
The Blue Devils were dealt a blow in the fourth quarter when former QBL player Green injured his calf.
The red theme continued in the Division 1 Women's final with Devilicious Red getting the job done 54-45 against Lions.
The experienced Kellie Green led the way for the victors by scoring 21 points including three triples, but it was Carla Riggs who claimed the MVP award with nine points.
Green said it was the defensive effort of Riggs that helped her team over the line.
"We really played some super strong defence and her and Mirrin (Rashleigh) were key in that," she said.
"They got the rebounds we needed which was a big key in the game and they really stepped up and took it to their bigs (tall players)."
Devilicious Red's victory was the first of the season over the previously undefeated Lions.
Devolds claimed back-to-back premierships with a comfortable 61-40 over a young Lions Fury side who struggled without a bench to call on.
Jimmy Lamkin came off the bench for Devolds to claim the MVP award with a haul 14 points, matched by Tony Bernabei's 14 points. Young guns Mitch Glossop and Izaac Sealy scored 11 points each for Lions Fury.
The Division 2 Women's grand final saw Hawks defeat Kixx 44-24 with Kassandra Wareham top-scoring with 17 points while Darcie Arnold scored 15 for Kixx.
Taipans pipped BITS Saints 36-34 in the Men's Division 2 decider and Lions defeated Crusaders 58-42 in the 'Not the Wooden Spoon' match.
SEASON 2 RESULTS
Monday Night Women
Points: Erin Harvey (Lions) 383
3s: Darcie Arnold (Kixx) 15
Fouls: Emma Catlin (Mummas) 35
Best and Fairest: Jules Merson (Power Puffs).
Tuesday Night Men
Points: Chris Stark (Sloths) 302
3s: Jayden Grady (Meteors) 29
Fouls: Robbie Barnes (Lions) 41
Best and Fairest: Johnathon Purcell (Lions Fury).
Wednesday Premier League
Points: Nathan Druitt (Devils White) 223
3s: Nathan Druitt 21
Fouls: Mitchell Knight 26
Best and Fairest: Jonathan Voltz (Red Devils).
Grand Final MVPs
Div 2 Men: Trent Millar (BITS Saints)
Div 2 Women: Darcie Arnold (Kixx)
Div 1 Men: Jimmy Lamkin (Devolds)
Div 1 Women: Carla Riggs (Devilicious Red)
Premier League: Dylan Owen (Red Devils).
Female referee of the year: Nikita Bishop
Male referee of the year: Joshua Melaney
Female volunteer of the year: Hannah Gabrielle Webb
Male volunteer of the year: Matt Pirie.
Grand Final results
Div 2 Women: Hawks 44 (K Wareham 17, K Petherick 12, H Webb 7) defeated Kixx 24 (D Arnold 15, R Sekulich 4, J Porter 3)
'Not the wooden spoon': Lions 58 (A Barnes 21, Lachlan Hilson 18, Luke Hilson 11) defeated Crusaders 43 (A Bradley 20, M Beamish 6, K McEachran 6)
Div 2 Men: Taipans 36 (S Wriede 12, J King 11, C Wisnewski 7) defeated BITS Saints 34 (R Saatci 17, L Hall 7, K Hull 4)
Div 1 Men: Devolds 61 (J Lamkin 14, T Bernabei 14, B Allen 10) defeated Lions Fury 40 (M Glossop 11, I Sealy 11, J Purcell 10)
Div 1 Women: Devilicious Red 54 (K Green 21, C Riggs 9, G Oram 8) defeated Lions 45 (A Bernabei 19, Z Calis 13, T Calis 6)
Premier League: Red Devils 53 (D Owen 25, J Voltz 7, I Sealy 7) defeated Blue Devils (T Robinson 13, D Green 12, M Byrnes 6).