Commonwealth Games action has seen basketball tip off at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre once again.
About 2500 people packed the TECC (affectionately known as The Swamp back in the Townsville Croc's days) to see Scotland slam dunk England 78-65 in the men’s opening match.
Townsville is hosting Pool A of the women’s competition and Pool B of the men’s competition including 12 preliminary finals and two qualifying finals.
Cr Maurie Soars said it was a unique chance for basketball lovers to catch some world-class sport.
“It’s not every day you have some of the world’s best players in town facing off for a Commonwealth Games gold medal,” he said.
“Local basketball fans will be particularly looking forward to this Sunday night when the Australian Opals take on Canada with our very own Townsville Fire Kayla George.”
Tickets for the Commonwealth Games basketball can be purchased from www.gc2018.com.