Youngsters produce the goods in tight contests
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.