Basketball’s rising stars shine at junior classic

FIRED UP: Rebecca Kellett in action during the basketball tournament at the Bendigo Stadium. Picture: PETER WEAVINGABOUT 5000 players, coaches, parents and officials took part in the Skin Ski N Surf Junior Classic tournament in Bendigo over the past three days.
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The annual tournament culminated in grand final deciders for both the boys and girls divisions on Australia Day at Bendigo Stadium.

Several junior Bendigo Braves teams won through to finals.

The under-20 boys title ended in a dramatic 30-29 win for Bendigo Braves against Melton.

The Braves won the under-18 boys final against Warrnambool, 52-35.

Bendigo’sunder-12A boys team defeated theSouthern Peninsula Sharks 35 to 31 in the grand final.

Jacob Nihill scored 13 points in the win, Liam O’Brien scored 10.

In the under-14A boys competition theBendigo Braves had a big win against the Warrnambool Seahawks, winning 48 to 26.

The Bendigo Braves won a tight contest against the Ballarat Rush, 38 to 32 in the under-16A girls.

Fresh from the under-16 Australian Country Basketball Championships,Laura Anderson starred for the Braves with 11 points.

Danielle O’Toole and Jessie Rennie scored seven points each.

The Ballarat Rush prove too strong,defeatingthe Bendigo Braves 20 to 11 in the under-12B girls final.

Jayda Drummond scored seven points for the Braves.

Other wins for Bendigo included the under-16 girls B, 35-25 againt Melton.

The under-14 girls B final ended in a 38-14 win for Bendigo (2) against Echuca.

To see more photos from the tournament visit the Bendigo Advertiser website.

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