Ju­niors ball-out at Echuca

Alpine Observer - - Sport - By JUSTIN JENVEY

THE rep­re­sen­ta­tive bas­ket­ball sea­son got un­der way for Myrtle­ford on the week­end with three teams trav­el­ling to Echuca for the first tour­na­ment of the sea­son.

Myrtle­ford had boy’s sides con­test the un­der 14s and un­der 16s in divi­sion 2 while the un­der 18s played in divi­sion one for the first time.

No team was able to come away with a ti­tle but play­ers from all three units got some solid game time un­der their belt ahead of a long sea­son.

The un­der 18 boy’s picked up a sin­gle win from their four matches.

They won their first game of the tour­na­ment against Be­nalla with a 36-22 re­sult but failed to add to the vic­tory go­ing down to Wodonga (34-27), Echuca (37-26) and Wan­garatta (38-26).

Both the un­der 14s and 16s fin­ished with two wins apiece from their four games.

The un­der 16s lost to Rochester in their opener but bounced back with a big 57-22 vic­tory against Be­nalla be­fore fin­ish­ing the week­end with a 37-16 tri­umph over Wan­garatta.

In their third game the un­der 16s lost to Phoenix United 28-33.

The un­der 14s got un­der­way with a strong 3419 win over Echuca be­fore beat­ing Rochester in their sec­ond game 31-21.

They were un­lucky not to build on those two re­sults suf­fer­ing nar­row losses to Be­nalla (17-25) and Rid­dells Creek (21-23).

The next ju­nior tour­na­ment is in Gee­long on the first week­end of Novem­ber be­fore a trip to Wan­garatta on Novem­ber 18 and 19.

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