Coun­try teams flood Stir­ling

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QUEENSLAND North and Vic­to­ria Metro won the grand fi­nals against their state coun­ter­parts at the 2017 Aus­tralian U16 Cham­pi­onships this month. Thou­sands of bas­ket­ball fans flocked through the gates of Stir­ling Se­na­tors Bas­ket­ball Club’s home ground at War­wick Sta­dium cham­pi­onships held from July 8-15.

Queensland North de­feated Queensland South 88-63 in the men’s grand fi­nal and Vic­to­ria Metro women’s beat their cross-town ri­vals, Vic­to­ria Coun­try 87-73.

WA Metro men’s team led the way for the State in seventh place, while WA Metro women’s came eighth.

WA Coun­try men’s and women’s fin­ished twelfth and thir­teenth re­spec­tively.

Stir­ling Se­na­tors gen­eral man­ager Kristy Pike said more than 17,000 peo­ple at­tended the car­ni­val through­out the week.

“The tal­ent in Aus­tralia is high. We have the right de­vel­op­ment path­ways in each state to en­sure the best ath­letes are se­lected into state teams to com­pete at cham­pi­onships like this,” she said.

“We will look to host a na­tional cham­pi­onship again. Al­though tir­ing, the event ran so smoothly. Our great vol­un­teers and staff made sure that ev­ery­one who walked through that door felt ex­cited to be here and val­ued.”

Pic­ture: Kan­ga­roo Pho­tos

Adele East from the WA Coun­try team.

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