THE Batemans Bay Breakers Basketball Club sent 45 players in all directions around the state to make up its six-team contingent for the annual NSW Country Championships.
The under-16 girls traveled to Maitland with coach Paul Martin, where they recorded a hard fought win against Cessnock.
Close by in Newcastle, the under-14 girls also notched up a win against Cessnock with their coaches all “happy with the team’s efforts”.
Out west in Bathurst, the under-16 boys played some competitive games and coach Kylie Armstrong said she was “extremely impressed” with the boys’ efforts against some strong opposition.
In Wollongong, the under-14 boys had a successful tournament with wins over Illawarra, Newcastle and Gosford.
However, the team narrowly missed out on a semi-final berth after a countback.
Coach Geoff Armstrong said he couldn’t be prouder of the boys.
“With the boys being bottom age along with two under 12s playing up a year, this was a great result,” he said.
Further south and closer to home in Nowra, Batemans Bay had two under-12 girls teams competing.
The younger development team found the going tough but never gave up, while the A team was competitive with wins over Canberra, Illawarra and Newcastle.
They only went down by seven points to Moss Vale, who was the eventual winner of the division.
“Coaches David Blewitt and Sarah Burke have done a great job developing this age group,” Breakers spokeswoman Angela Rankin said.
Breakers referees were also well represented with Brodie Cockayne, Monique Leddy and Nikki Lawarik taking charge of matches.
“Congratulations to Nikki Lawarik who was selected to officiate the under-12 boys division one grand final,” Rankin said.
Meanwhile back at Hanging Rock, its finals time for the Batemans Bay competition.
Signature Electrical Services won the under-12 mixed division over Quota on Tuesday, while in the under-14 girls Catalina Country Club found form late in the season to take the victory over WIRES.
On Monday, there will be three titles up for grabs starting at 5pm with the under-14 boys, while at 6pm the youth girls will play before the youth boys grand final at 7pm.
Nominations are now being taken for the next Batemans Bay junior competition, which will start in term three.
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