Back on court

Benalla Ensign - - Local Classies -

Do­mes­tic bas­ket­ball is back with the start of Be­nalla Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion’s Spring Com­pe­ti­tion.

Healthy num­bers across most age groups will see high-qual­ity games played in the 14 rounds of com­pe­ti­tion.

Last week saw matches played in the un­der-16 boys with the Lak­ers record­ing a win over the Thun­der.

The Lak­ers got the jump on the Thun­der to start the game with a 10-2 run, which set them up for the rest of the game.

Thun­der fought back hard with Will King and Jake Evans lead­ing the way to keep it to an eight-point deficit at the half.

The sec­ond half was a bat­tle as both teams worked to get the up­per hand.

But it was the Lak­ers’ Will O’Donoghue and Will Stick­land get­ting them over the line, 63-43.

In the other game on Court 2 the Celtics took on the un­der-14 boys squad team.

The young­sters fought well against the taller, big­ger bod­ies in the Celtics, tak­ing it to them in what was a close game.

The Celtics through Lachy Boyle and Patty Tim­mers kept their noses in front for much of the game, be­fore a de­ter­mined squad team fought hard to fall short by three points, 30-27.

In the un­der-17 girls, the Heat out­played the Magic post­ing a com­fort­able win, 50-25.

Ger­tie McCal­lum put in a strong game to lead the Heat with Elisha Ku­biel putting in an im­pres­sive de­fen­sive ef­fort for the Magic in the loss.

The Mav­er­icks got the win over the gal­lant Thun­der, 39-16.

Is­abelle Hayes and Tahlia Pall­pratt played hard for the Thun­der.

Be­nalla Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion’s Vicin­ity Cen­tre Aussie Hoops pro­gram starts again this week with kids aged five to 10 able to learn and de­velop the ba­sic skills of bas­ket­ball.

For any child want­ing to play com­pe­ti­tion bas­ket­ball fur­ther down the track, the pro­gram runs Thurs­day evenings from 3.45 pm to 4.20 pm at the Be­nalla Bas­ket­ball Sta­dium in the five­week pro­gram.

For more in­for­ma­tion on our Aussie Hoops pro­gram visit www.aussiehoops. or jump on the BBA face­book page and get in­volved.

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