BUTCH HAYS CALLS FINAL TIME OUT ON LONG CAREER

It wasn’t meant to end this way.

Basketball veteran and all-round sporting good guy Butch Hays, losing his last game in a grand final thriller.

Part of a gallant Maitland Mustangs side, Hays and co just couldn’t reel in Manly, and finished runners-up in the Waratah Australian Basketball League.