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Young, fit and hungry Maitland Mustangs ready for Newcastle in opening game of basketball season | The Maitland Mercury



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The longest pre-season in history, and not a single trial game. That’s the Maitland Mustangs’ rather unusual preparation for Saturday’s big clash with rivals, the Newcastle Hunters, as the 2021 basketball season gets under way. But don’t take it as an excuse. Maitland coach Luke Boyle is very happy where his young squad is at, topped off by the fact he finally managed to get Lonnie Funderburke’s name on paper midweek as their overseas player. “We’re young, we’re fast and fit,” Boyle said ahead of their Kibble-Mallon Cup showdown. “We won’t be looking to play half court basketball, we’ll be looking to run sides off their feet.” And Funderburke? The…

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