Basketball grand finals
ON Monday, September 17 the grand finals of Euroa junior basketball was held in the ECA centre at Euroa Secondary College.
In the under 12 competition United ( coached by Kim Saxon) played Hawks ( coached by Katy Frewen) and United won 36 to 10.
Ethan Saxon was the ‘ Most Valuable Player’ with 15 votes, with Aaron Hamill, Ryder McLure and Anakin Pastuszka on 11 votes who were the runners up.
In the under 14 grand final, Raptors ( coached by Jake Penman, Hudson Ramsden and Bryce Frost) played Suns ( coached by Kathryn Sutton) with the Raptors winning in a very tight finish 32 to 31.
Bailey Allen won the best and fairest for the under 14s with Cohen Paul runner up.
This was a real nail biter but the game was played in great spirit.
Will Creevey played a great game, with accurate shooting and great team work.
It was impressive to see the children really getting into the game.
Many showed that they had great potential - they all played fairly and were mindful of other team members.
All players, their families and especially the coaches should be very proud of the efforts and achievements of these youngsters.
To provide further challenges for these young basketballers, Euroa now has teams in the Shepparton competition.
The under 14 representative team is going well with the children enjoying the experience with one win and one loss to date.
Further to this there are under 14 representative tryouts from 5pm on October 8 for any boys wanting to play representative basketball in weekend tournaments.
The under 12 boys and girls teams have been selected and start training together on October 8 also.
These players will be looking for sponsor so any business or individual who would like to sponsor a team, they can contact Melinda Watson on 0438 952750.
NEVER TOO YOUNG: The Prep to Grade 2 participants in the Aussie Hoops program, were encouraged, helped and taught by Marnie Burton and Kim Saxon who were ably assisted by Nic Watson and Aaron Hamill.
A GREAT END TO THE SEASON: The premiers in the under 12 section were United – Coach Kim Saxon (back left), Daniel Robinson, Ethan Saxon, Ollie Wilson; Maddy Mace (front left), Maisie Wilson and Oakley Paul.
A CLOSE FINISH: In a very close game, the under 14 premiers were the Raptors - Coach Jake Penman (back left), Charlie Thompson, Liam Adcock, Ryan Hill, Will Creevey, Brodie Cullen, Bryce Frost (coach); Caitlin Crowe (front left), Macey Ross, Hudson Ramsden (coach) and Nic Watson.