Back on court
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. com.au or jump on the BBA facebook page and get involved.