Ju­niors shine at com­pe­ti­tion

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Perera

Kar­ratha’s ju­nior bas­ket­ballers have done the re­gion proud in their first stint at the WA Bas­ket­ball Coun­try Cham­pi­onships.

Two girls’ and four boys’ teams headed to Perth in late Fe­bru­ary, rar­ing to play against the best young bas­ket­ball tal­ent in re­gional WA, and while it was the ef­fort that counted, there were also plenty of good re­sults in the mix.

In the ju­nior girls’ com­pe­ti­tion, the Kar­ratha un­der-12s side only dropped one game on their way to win­ning their di­vi­sion, edg­ing out Ea­ton on per­cent­age. They blitzed Ea­ton side in the grand fi­nal to win 16-5 and claim the tro­phy.

The un­der-13s girls came sixth out of eight teams in their di­vi­sion 2 com­pe­ti­tion and did well to win two games in their cham­pi­onship de­but.

Four ju­nior boys’ sides headed to Perth the next week and put in good per­for­mances.

The un­der-13s side were run­ners-up in their third di­vi­sion, only beaten by Nar­ro­gin over­all.

Mean­while, Kar­ratha’s un­der­12s di­vi­sion 2 and un­der-15s di­vi­sion 3 boys’ teams fought hard and both came in third, and un­der-14s fin­ished in sixth place in di­vi­sion three.

KBA se­nior teams com­peted in the coun­try cham­pi­onships in Perth last week.

Picture: Ali­cia Perera

The Kar­ratha Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion's un­der-12s and un­der-13s girls were high achiev­ers at the WA Bas­ket­ball Coun­try Cham­pi­onships.

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