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Great super hoops feats to cherish

- JOSH SPASARO

THERE have been plenty of incredible moments in Territory basketball over the past decade.

Here is the rest of our top five. Did we get it right or wrong? Vote in our poll and see our full list at

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5. DARWIN CYCLONES MAKE HISTORY

STEVE Toohey’s side made history by winning three games at the Under-14 Australian Club Championsh­ips in 2017. The Cyclones won bronze in the Shield finals, after beating Newcastle (65-36), Rockingham (59-50) and Geelong (53-52).

A close 75-71 loss to North Adelaide in pool play saw the Cyclones just miss out on contesting the championsh­ip finals among the top-12 teams.

4. NT’S PERFORMANC­E OF THE DECADE

IF Joel De Barros’ brilliant performanc­es for Darwin Cyclones in 2017 were not enough, he had another massive tournament for Northern Territory at the 2021 Australian Under-18 Basketball Championsh­ips in Werribee.

De Barros helped his team to history-making victories over Tasmania and Western Australia Country.

He finished with a stunning 36 points in the 86-78 win over Western Australia Country.

3. GOLD FOR NT

TOP End NT defeated the Philippine­s 111-100 in a thrilling 2019 Arafura Games men’s gold medal match.

The win was another remarkable moment for basketball in the region, after the NT women’s team defeated Chinese Taipei 81-76 in their goldmedal encounter.

2. A TEAM OF JETS

IT is likely the most prolonged club success in Darwin Basketball Associatio­n history.

Tracy Village’s remarkable run of 13-straight titles is so good that it deserves a mention among any “best of” sporting dynasty lists on the planet.

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