Secret girls victorious after unfortunate finale

BATEMANS Bay Basketball held the women’s grand finals in hot and humid conditions at Hanging Rock basketball stadium on Saturday.

With a large number of teams in the spring competition, the club was able to hold both an A grade division and a B grade division. 

The B grade teams - Cameron’s Hardware Nuts and Bolts and Elgas – were the first to tip off.

Elgas took an early lead and never looked back to claim the B grade championship 23-14.

Brooke Ladmore (16 points) was crowned most valuable player, as Emily Hinton (seven) and Gemma Martin (four) also had standout games.

The A grade final pitted Batemans Bay Oysters against slight pre-match favourite Victorious Secret.

The lead switched hands constantly in the early stages before Victorious Secret eventually took a good lead against an Oysters side with no available subs. 

Then midway through the third quarter, tragedy struck the Oysters when their go-to player Megan Remm sustained a serious ankle injury. 

Unfortunately there was no choice for the Oysters but to concede the match while both teams waited anxiously for the ambulance. 

The game was called short with Victorious Secret leading 24-12 and being crowned champions.

Young gun Kelsey Pye was named most valuable player.

Bronte Armstrong (10), Chantel Ward (eight), Nicole Beattie (four) and Doreen Leven-Smith (four) also impressed.

Women’s basketball will now break until February when team nominations will be called for the Tuesday night autumn competition.

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