Mansfield Courier

UNDER 14 B

- By SHARNA BYRNE

MANSFIELD under 14 B si de competed in the Benalla Basketball Associatio­n’s Junior Tournament on the weekend.

On Friday night the Eagles played their first game against Yarrawonga/Mulwala.

The boys started with a bang, but the very tough Yarra/Mulwala side soon put a stop to the positive start with lots of pressure all over the court.

Mac Greene, Beau Vogelzang and Fletcher Cooper were all putting up shots with great results.

Next up was Wangaratta, who also played a hard game.

Luke Menhenett and Flynn Butterwort­h worked hard all game in defence but still no win on the board for the team.

The boys were determined to put 100 per cent into their next game against Wodonga, and coach Byrne asked that they all keep up the intensity for the full game.

Robbie Parks and Greene both had great games shooting and rebounding exceptiona­lly well.

The entire team’s intensity for the second half was outstandin­g and therefore outscored their opponents, but unfortunat­ely too late for a win.

In the last game Eagles came up against Seymour and the team knew from the start that this game was going to be hard.

But, to the boys’ credit, they started the game with the same fantastic intensity that they had finished with in their last game.

Jack Byrne finished off his tournament weekend on a high having a great game in defence, finally getting an opponent the same size.

Parks had another great game being top scorer along with Menhenett and Vogelzang.

The boys’ efforts this past weekend, although without a win on the board, have been truly fantastic, and they kept up their hard work and should be extremely proud.

Thanks to all the parents for their ongoing support, and a huge thank you to coach Jess Harris for giving up her time to coach the boys for all the tournament­s.

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