Pan­ther cubs on fi­nals prowl

McIvor Times - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

HEATH­COTE Pan­thers un­der 14 bas­ket­ball boys are through to an­other grand fi­nal tonight, de­ter­mined to go one bet­ter than they did last sea­son and take the ul­ti­mate prize.

The Pan­thers, hav­ing fin­ished third on the lad­der, de­feated sec­ond placed Gen­er­als Magic in last week’s pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal to se­cure the grand fi­nal spot in the Bendigo Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion win­ter com­pe­ti­tion.

De­ter­mined, de­fen­sive play from Oliver Ay­ers and Jesse Bruce kept the Gen­er­als’ scor­ers frus­trated for much of the game.

Speedy Daniel Koop­mans helped get the ball up the court. Daniel But­ler, Lin­coln Lowther and Thomas John­son fin­ished off with the bas­kets to de­feat the Gen­er­als 32-23 at the fi­nal siren.

The boys meet the for­mi­da­ble lad­der-leader Aztec Tig- ers in the un­der 14 divi­sion three win­ter sea­son grand fi­nal tonight at 6.30pm.

Un­der 12

THE Pan­thers un­der 12 side played their semi-fi­nal on Fri­day and were de­ter­mined to give it their best shot.

Play­ing sec­ond on the lad­der Gen­er­als Pan­thers, the third-placed Heath­cote Pan­thers side kept it any­one’s game un­til the fi­nal mo­ments.

After a bril­liant sea­son from the young ballers, the Heath­cote Pan­thers bowed out 16-21.

Heath­cote’s Nick Long sends the ball hurl­ing to the bas­ket in the un­der 12 semi­fi­nal.

The un­der 14 Pan­thers through to a grand fi­nal. Front— Dan Koop­mans, Jesse Bruce, Daniel But­ler, Lin­coln Lowther, Oliver Ay­ers, coach Sharna Ap­pleby. Back— Thomas John­son.

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