Our Thursday night competition finally got underway last week although with a large number of players away on School Excursions it’s too early to get a gauge on the parity of teams so we will run for another week before a decision will be made to see if any changes are necessary.
Lawlor’s Transport had a good win over Lowes Petroleum in the year 3-4-5 division with Jamiah Hunt scoring 6 points. A Laurie Fencing managed to get home by 7 points over Quirindi RSL with Phoebe Hallman playing well in her first game.
The Friday night year 6-7 Division unfortunately has some team parity concerns although Quirindi Basketball will play round 3 before changes will be made to some teams. The Tradies with Liam Faulkner leading the way with 10 points had a solid win over Country Mile Signs 27 points to 22. Yogi’s Place performed well in their first game of the season defeating Patton Air Spray 29 to 20. Sam Fechner showing his skill with a couple of nice lay-ups for Yogi’s.
The year 8-9-10 Division may also need a few changes although most games have been reasonably close so far. Jaxon Nean’s court speed was difficult for B & R Refrigeration to contain with his Coffee Pot team securing a 47 to 39 point victory. Koddee Allbon’s game continues to go from strength to strength with her efforts helping Quirindi Plumbing to a 46 to 42 point win over Browning Motors.
Although they had been training well under the guidance of Coach Zara Constable Quirindi’s under 14 Girls have surprised all taking their first win of the season and narrowly missing out in extra time at claiming a second in Coff’s Harbour over the weekend in Round 2 of the Northern Junior League.
Competing in a combined Division 1 and 2 competition this season the under 14 Girls looked out of their depth early going down heavily to a well drilled Ballina outfit before getting their breakthrough win over Tamworth by 7 points. A positive start in their 3rd match against Taree saw Quirindi take an early lead although foul trouble let Taree back in to level the scores at full time. With 3 of Quirindi’s key players fouled out it was up to the youngsters of the team to battle it out in extra time. Despite a gallant effort the Girls just fell short going down by 3 points although did themselves and Quirindi Basketball proud.
Quirindi’s under 16 Girls Div 2 squad also had a good weekend with strong wins over Coff’s Harbour and Kempsey although went down again to Ballina for the second time this season. Despite being a relatively new and small squad the girls are starting to find their rhythm and have bridged the gap from their first round loss but still have plenty of work to do if they want that spot in the final.
Despite a poor performance going down to Ballina’s under 16 Girls our Under 18 Girls will remain on top of the Div 2 ladder with strong wins over Taree and Kempsey. The girls have the ability and are playing really well in patches but need to put it together for the entire match if they are any chance at holding onto that top spot.
The under 16 men are also performing better that expected winning 3 out of their 4 games over the weekend which will see them hold onto second place behind Bellinger Valley. The boys had wins over Ballina, Port Macquarie and Taree but fell short to Bellinger going down by 77 to 71. Offensively the boys are pretty to watch putting together some great plays but defence wins games and if the boys can get it right they are sure to be a force.
Undefeated after two rounds our under 18 Men also hold top spot on the Division 2 ladder with another 3 solid performances over the weekend. Ballina looked like the team to beat early in the season and pushed Quirindi all the way. With Quirindi down by 2 points going into the final minute the boys put the hammer down to take an impressive win 99 point to 94. The boys also defeated Kempsey and Tamworth in their other matches.
Confident Start to the NJL Armidale hosted round 1 of the Northern Junior League Division 2 over the weekend with Quirindi Basketball’s representative teams coming away with some great results. Our Under 18 Women and Men’s teams will sit on top of their respective ladders after round 1 with both teams winning all their games […]
Junior Basketball Grand Finals The Quirindi Friday Night Junior Basketball Competition has wrapped up with the Coffee Pot defeating B & R Refrigeration in the year 8,9,10 Division 36 points to 33. Despite a flurry of baskets late in the game B & R Refrigeration just couldn’t bridge the gap after The Coffee Pot had […]
Basketballer’s fall in Finals Quirindi’s representative basketball season has come to an end with our under 14 men, under 14 women and under 18 men teams bowing out of the Northern Junior League Division 1 finals held in Grafton on the 26th and 27th of July. All three teams went into the final series in […]