Metro Men U-16 score bronze

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

WA’S Un­der-16 Metro Men’s team, coached by Mun­ster’s Ty­rone Th­waites, claimed bronze at the Aus­tralian Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships in Vic­to­ria last week.

WA claimed third with a 69 to 55 win over Queens­land North.

Cock­burn’s Zachary Har­ris and Derek Ig­benoba and Lake­side’s Ben­jamin John­son were among the squad re­turn­ing home with a medal.

Ig­benoba scored eight points in the bronze medal match, with Har­ris scor­ing six. John­son did not trou­ble the scor­ers.

Luke Jack­son led the scor­ing for WA with 17 points.

The team’s as­sis­tant coaches in­cluded Rock­ing­ham’s An­drew Cooper and Cock­burn’s Fleur SUP­PORTED BY ORANGE AU­TOS McIn­tyre. Cock­burn’s Yin Leng was team man­ager.

The win wrapped up an im­pres­sive tour­na­ment for the team and ful­filled an ex­pec­ta­tion from Th­waites’ pre-tour­na­ment that he had a squad good enough to re­turn home with a medal.

His side claimed Group B by go­ing un­de­feated in six matches.

That in­cluded a win over tour­na­ment run­ners-up Vic­to­ria Coun­try.

WA’s only loss came against that side 62-59 in the semi fi­nal.

The tour­na­ment was won by Vic­to­ria Metro, who de­feated Vic­to­ria Coun­try 76 to 67.

WA Coun­try fin­ished 13th.

Here’s how their tour­na­ment played out for WA’s Metro team:

Round 1: 75 to 74 win over NSW Metro.

Round 2: 82 to 64 win over Tas­ma­nia.

Round 3: 74 to 59 win over SA Metro.

Round 4: 96 to 79 win over ACT.

Round 5: 67 to 60 win over Vic­to­ria Coun­try.

Round 6: 75 to 67 win over Queens­land North.

Quar­ter Fi­nal: 88 to 59 win over Queens­land South.

Semi Fi­nal: 59 to 62 loss to Vic­to­ria Coun­try.

Bronze Medal Match: 69 to 55 win over Queens­land North.

Smiles all around as WA’s Un­der-16 Metro Men’s team claim bronze.

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