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THE Wonthaggi Coasters Under
16.1 Girls, Under 14.1 Girls and
Under 14.1 Boys teams won their
divisions at the Eltham/Dandenong
Junior Tournament recently.
Under 16.1 Girls
The first tournament for 2017
was a great success for the under
16 girls and coach Alana McRae.
The first game was their closest
game for the tournament, beating
Korumburra by five points.
With confidence the girls took on
Chelsea, winning comfortably.
The set plays and great defence
shows that practice pays off.
Day two saw the girls win both
games, which meant they were up
against Frankston to cement a spot
in the grand final.
The girls started strongly, and
with tight defence pressure and hit-
ting the scoreboard they overpow-
The final day of the tournament
saw the girls take on a determined
A cool-headed Alana managed to
settle the girls in some tense mo -
ments in the game.
It was a tight, contested game, but
the relentless work of this team saw
them win the grand final convinc-
ingly by 17 points.
It was a great team effort by all the
girls and a big thank you to Alana
for coaching and team manager Di-
ana who always keeps the girls in
Under 14.1 Girls
The under 14.1 Girls team had a
very successful tournament at the
over four days.
The team won all their games con-
vincingly and earned a spot in the
grand final, beating Warragul 30-17 .
It was an awesome team effort and
Acacia Wallis won MVP for this tour-
The team would like to thank
coaches Andrea Grenville and Lin-
con Morris and their parents for
Under 12.2 Girls
The girls had a great weekend
with some hard fought games and a
couple of nail biters.
With four teams on the same
points at the end of the rounds, the
girls missed out on the semi-finals
on a countback, even though they
had defeated two of the teams that
made it through to the semi-finals.
The girls really improved all
weekend and played beautifully as
a team, with all players scoring and
putting together some plays that
they have been working on at train-
They got to play against new teams
in some really great venues.
Well done to the girls on a great
effort and the parents for getting
them to Melbourne for the three
days of the tournament and to Cam
for coaching the girls.
Keep working hard at training
girls, go Coasters!
Under 14.1 Boys
A fantastic tournament by the
Under 14.1 Boys, not just because
they won the grand final, but be -
cause they showed how hard work
at training and playing as a team
With only seven players, they had
to work hard and they did right up
until the last second.
Well done boys and a big thank
you to Ian for coaching.
Under 14.2 Boys
It was another great tournament
for the Under 14.2 Boys.
The boys played extremely well
together and showed great team
spirit, winning their fourth game
against Melbourne Tigers by two
Unfortunately they didn’t get a
spot in the finals but they are look-
ing forward to their next tourna-
Under 12 Boys
The team of nine travelled to the
Dandenong Tournament ready to
put into practice what they had
The team won three games, had
a draw and a loss, just missing the
finals on percentage.
The boys played really well
throughout the tournament.
Special mention to Taj Murdoch
who finished as the top scorer in
the division and a special thank you
to Cathy for coaching the boys.
Coasters’ success in city
The Wonthaggi Coast under 14.2 Boys team were back, Josh Bertacco,
Hamish Gillespie and Callan O’Flynn.
Front, Ryan Muir, Oliver Thomas, Caleb Cousins and Ross McKay
The Wonthaggi Coasters under 14.1 Boys won their section of the
Eltham/Dandenong Junior Basketball Tournament. Back, Cooper Lind-
say, Hunter Tiziani, Angus Murdoch and Ian Murdoch (coach). Front,
Baylee Silvester, Harry Scott, Tyson Bolam (MVP) and Archer Reid.
The Wonthaggi Coasters under 12 Boys performed well at the Eltham/
Dandenong Junior Basketball Tournament. Back, Max Scott, Finn
O’Brien, Charlie Deery, Brayden Bertacco, Archie Gillespie and Harry
Butcher. Front, Jasper Cousins, Taj Murdoch, Zak Box and Jobe Scapin.
The Wonthaggi Coasters under 16.1 Girls won the Eltham/Dandenong
Junior Basketball Tournament. Back, Chloe Bramley, Chelsea Bowman,
Gemma Thomas (MVP), Sophia Hughes and Alana McRae (coach). Front,
Zali Anderson, Jessy Sadler, Lanni Pryor, Grace McRae and Ella Sadler.
The Wonthaggi Coasters under 12.2 Girls performed well at the Eltham/
Dandenong Junior Basketball Tournament. Back, Gypsi Schmidt, Ally
Morris, Jaidyn Lean, Lana Brusamarello and Charlie Berry. Front, Bailey
Duscher, Sonia Seuren, Macy Peterson and Sarah Seuren.
The Wonthaggi Coasters under 14.1 Girls won their section of Eltham/
Dandenong Junior Basketball Tournament. Back, Lincon Morris (assis-
tant coach), Cloe Booth, Zoe Verboon, Niamh Murray, Ruby Brosnan and
Andrea Grenville (coach). Front, Charlotte Morris, Acacia Wallis, Hannah
Grenville and Catherine Moutafis.
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