5-point thriller for North East Bushrangers

THE North East Bushrangers are finishing their season on a high.

They won their final home game of the season against the Maccabi Warriors 80-75 yesterday.

The Bushrangers have won four of their past six games and have every reason to enter their final match of the season confident this week.

In a scrappy affair, the Bushrangers were forced to respond in the dying stages as the Warriors pinched the lead with two minutes remaining in the game.

But the home side regained momentum to edge out their Melbourne-based opponent.

Josh McKay was huge for the victors.

He finished the game with 23 points and a mammoth 25 rebounds.

Jon Lindhe chimed in with 21 points and 13 rebounds in another strong showing.

The Lady Bushrangers had a bye.