Junior squads battle hard
Two Horsham Amateur Basketball Association teams earned runner-up honours at a Naracoorte junior tournament at the weekend.
The Horsham Hornets under-16 girls were seeking back-to-back titles and played well throughout the tournament to qualify for the grand final.
The girls battled hard but went down to Millicent by five points in a thriller.
The under-14 girls were also strong throughout the weekend.
They survived overtime in a semi-final to qualify for a grand final berth, also against Millicent.
Millicent proved too strong, triumphing 38-17.
The Hornets under-14 boys white development squad showed terrific improvement and fell just short of a finals berth, while the under-12 girls blue team was unlucky not to make finals after two wins and a draw, missing out on percentage.
The girls also showed improvement at Naracoorte.
Under-12 boys blue development team celebrated its first win and was very competitive.
They had narrow losses and a terrific week of learning.
The under-12 boys team was competitive all weekend without registering a win. The side did not lose a game by more than 12 points.
Their focus now shifts to state championships in Bendigo in April.