Young­sters pro­duce the goods in tight con­tests

Benalla Ensign - - Sport -

In the third round of the Be­nalla Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion’s spring do­mes­tic com­pe­ti­tion, the un­der-14 boys and girls put on great games with close re­sults.

On court three the Mav­er­icks girls took on the Magic in what was a tight con­test from start to fin­ish.

Some great three-point-shoot­ing from Mikayla Cole helped the Mav­er­icks stay on top for much of the game.

The Magic never gave up with Kayla Marks and Lil­lian Arm­strong guid­ing the team, fall­ing short by only two points at the final buzzer, 37-39.

In the ear­lier game on court three, the Cava­liers had a com­fort­able win over the Lak­ers.

It was a strong team per­for­mance by the Cavs with all of the team scor­ing and prov­ing to be too strong for the Lak­ers. The final score saw the Cavs win 39-16. In the other game for the round, the Hor­nets over­ran the Celtics to make it three wins on the trot.

Molly Glaze­brook and Steph Rankin bat­tled hard for the Celtics, but just could not match it with Ge­or­gia Ni­chols, who led the Hor­nets to a 40-26 win.

In the un­der-14 boys games, Magic and Heat bat­tled it out in the clos­est game of the round, with the Magic just get­ting the bet­ter of the Heat.

Tyler McGre­gor and Flynn Lewis pro­vided the spark for the Magic while Henry Hill and Jye McMa­hon tried to keep the Heat in touch.

In the end only points, 36-41.

The Jazz got the early jump on the tal­ented Rap­tors in their game and held their lead for the rest of the game fin­ish­ing in a 42-24 win.

The Celtics had a gutsy win over the fall­ing short by five Lak­ers 41-24 with Miller Gil­crist and Thomas Bin­ion work­ing well to­gether for the Celtics.

In the other game the Spurs, led by Max Cullen, de­feated the un­der-12 boys squad team 51-10.

Round four of the com­pe­ti­tion con­tin­ues next week with teams in the un­der-12 age group ex­pected to put on a great dis­play of skill and team­work across their games which will be our age group of fo­cus for next week’s wrap up of matches.

Listen up: Un­der-12 boys squad coach Michelle Pas­tuszka gives in­struc­tions to her team dur­ing a time­out.

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