Young basketballers finish runners-up at Horsham

Colac’s under-14 girls basketball team finished runner-up at a Horsham junior tournament. Pictured,  from back left, are team manager Tim Hassett, Isabelle Abraham, Taylah Hassett, Chloe Stewart, Annabelle Arnold,  Eliza Cahill and coach Greg Cahill. Front, from left, are Zara Walters, Tahlee McVilly and Meg Rippon.

Colac’s under-14 girls basketball team finished runner-up at a Horsham junior tournament. Pictured,
from back left, are team manager Tim Hassett, Isabelle Abraham, Taylah Hassett, Chloe Stewart, Annabelle Arnold, Eliza Cahill and coach Greg Cahill. Front, from left, are Zara Walters, Tahlee McVilly and Meg Rippon.

COLAC’S under-14 girls basketball team has fallen one game short of winning a regional title.

The team was among seven Colac Basketball Association junior representative squads to contest the junior tournament at Horsham.

“All teams were very competitive in a mixed Division One and Division Two competition,” Colac junior squad co-ordinator Steve Lawrence said.

“Because they didn’t have enough entries, they combined the top two divisions so the Colac kids got some good experience against some pretty good teams,” he said.

“The under-14 girls were our top performers, they finished runner-up.”

The under-14 girls lost the decider against Hamilton, 9-14, despite beating the same team earlier in the competition in a 27-26 thriller.

The team also had comfortable wins against Naracoorte, 28-10, and Horsham, 28-12.

“It was great experience for all of the teams becoming more settled in their play,” Mr Lawrence said.

“The under-12 girls, under-16 girls, under-16 boys and under-18 boys finished third in their age groups,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to the Bendigo tournament on the long weekend in March.”

  • See today’s Colac Herald print edition’s results section for all age groups’ results.

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