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THE Korumburra Basketball As-
sociation is halfway through its Ju-
nior Country Championships cam-
paign, and have already secured a
Division Title along with a runners-
up finish in Bendigo last weekend.
The under 16 and under 18 Wild-
cat representative teams have com-
pleted their tournament season,
with the under 18 Boys taking out
the Division 4 title and the under
16 Girls going down by two points
to finish runner-up in Division 3.
Three of the teams competed in
Bendigo last weekend, with the un-
der 18 girls travelling to Shepparton
earlier in the month after cementing
their position in Division 1.
Under 18 Girls
The under 18 Girls had great
wins over strong associations Gee-
long and Portland in the earlier
games, but a narrow loss to overall
winners Bendigo found them in the
quarter finals against Traralgon.
A spectacular match of see - sawing
score lines saw the girls go down by
seven points at the final siren.
This placed the girls in equal
fifth spot for Country Victoria – a
It was a great way to conclude
Junior Wildcats for some of the
association’s best in Chloe Hogg,
Tiana Heylen, Ellie Holmes, Alanna
McRae and Jayde McGlead.
Under 18 Boys
The under 18 Boys had an inju-
ry-plagued weekend, having lost
Brady Mitchell with a knee injury
during Friday night’s VJBL match,
and young gun Sam Flanders un-
available due to State Team com-
The boys had mixed results on the
Saturday with one win and two loss-
es, to see them finish in Division 4.
Their finals campaign saw them
play some fabulous basketball and
go on to win comprehensively in
the final over Kyneton, to take out
the Division 4 Premiership.
It was a satisfying way to complete
their junior Wildcats representa-
tion for Nick McKenzie, Lachie
Snooks, Harrison Cummings and
Under 16 Girls
The under 16 Girls had an incon-
sistent start to their weekend.
Saturday saw them winning two
games and losing a close one to
Seymour, but fortunately a three-
way tie saw them finish on top of
the pool and through to Division 3.
On the Sunday they played Mor-
well in the quarter-final and played
some of their best team basketball
to have a 30-point win.
They continued with a great de -
fensive game against Wangaratta in
the semi-final to run out 12-point
The final was a great game
against Colac who dominated the
girls in the first half, with the Wild-
cats down by 14 points at half time.
To the girls’ credit, they showed
a heap of fight to get back and grab
the lead with 30 seconds to go, but
unfortunately couldn’t hold on, go-
ing down by two points in a heart
Under 16 Boys
The under 16 Boys had their own
injury issues, losing Archie Brewer
with an ankle injury at the Traral-
gon tournament the week before
and a few boys coming back from
A great day on the Saturday saw
the team win all games convincingly.
Sunday saw a quarter-final
match-up against a very strong
The boys were jumped early but
made a comeback to get within four
points late in the game, before go-
ing down by 10.
Myrtleford went on to win the Di-
vision 3 Title.
The Wildcats will continue their
Basketball Victoria Junior Coun-
try Championships with under
12 teams playing in Bendigo this
weekend, and the Under 14’s the
following week in Ballarat.
The Korumburra Wildcats under 16 Boys reached the quarter finals of
Division 3 at the Country Victoria Championships. Back, Billy Rogers
(Assistant coach), Brodie Mabilia, Flynn Materia, Mitch Nicholas, Adam
Smith (Coach), Lachlan Rathjen and Gemma Dixon (Assistant coach).
Front, Mel Robertson (Team manager), Cade James, Jake Dean, Ryan
Angwin, TJ Loughridge, Boyd Robertson and Archie Brewer.
State title win for Wildcats
The Korumburra Wildcats under 18 Girls team finished
equal fifth in Country Victoria. Back, Chloe Hogg, Tiana Hey-
len, Brylee Angwin, Taylor Brown, Jayde McGlade and Tayla
Smith (Coach). Front, Ellie Holmes, Arli Wilkins, Alannah
McRae and Tyla Angwin.
The Korumburra Wildcats under 18 Boys team won the Di-
vision 4 premiership at the Country Victoria Championships.
Back, Scott McKenzie (coach), Jordan Grabham, Brady
Mitchell, Nick McKenzie, Alex Krausz, Lachie Snooks, Har-
rison Cumming, Kyle Materia (Assistant coach) and Shelley
Snooks (Team manager). Front, Sam Flanders, Connor White
and Jack Burgess-Pincini.
The Korumburra Wildcats under 16 Girls finished runner-
up in Division 3 at the Country Victoria Championships.
Back, Jodie Brown (Team manager), Alahna Arnason, Meg
McGlade, Elisha Nicholas, Chloe Brown, Grace Matser and
Mat Holmes (Coach). Front, Zali Butler, Darci Holmes, Maddy
Smith, Tyla Angwin, Zali Rogers
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