Quirindi basketball is calling for nominations for a senior basketball competition to be run in conjunction with the term 4 school period.Following the success of the junior competitions we feel it’s time to get the oldies back in the groove. All high school age children and adults are invited to enter teams in both the men’s and women’s competitions. It will be a laid back , relaxed competition that encourages interest in our sport and an opportunity for our older kids and adults to experience our sport. There will be no sheep stations up for grabs. At this stage games will be played on Thursday nights and run through to Xmas. Nomination forms can be printed off the Quirindi basketball site( under senior competitions) and returned by October 1. The competition will commence the first week of term 4 . All players must register with Basketball NSW at a cost of adults $90, high school kids $75, anyone currently registered is covered through until March next year. Team nominations are also $100 per team to cover all the fees and this is to be paid when the competition commences. The basketball nsw rego will also cover players for the next 12 months , which will take in another competition to be run in term 1,2 next year. Completed forms can be returned to Terry at the Shell in Quirindi.
Friday the 16th of September saw our local Junior Competition come to an end for 2016 with some great Basketball taking place.
Sonja Taylor’s Mini Ballers got the night under way showing some of the skills they learned throughout the season and then played a game to finish with some great passing and baskets being scored. All players have improved over the season and Quirindi Basketball would like to that Sonja for her efforts doing a fantastic job with our largest number of mini baller’s to date.
The year 3-4-5 Grand Final was a very entertaining game with Lawlor’s Transport claiming the title with a 29 points to 21 win over A Laurie Fencing. Although beating Laurie’s in the Major Semi Lawlor’s still went into the match as under dogs with Laurie’s expected to win. A superb team effort from Lawlor’s producing the upset with the girls leading the way in the scoring with Larni Carter top scoring with 7 points and Paige Sevil with 6. Jasper Thistle top scored for Laurie’s with 11 points and Lachlan McGuckin scored 10 with the rest of the team putting up plenty but unfortunately they just wouldn’t drop on the night.
The year 6-7 grand final was anyone’s game with both teams exchanging baskets for the majority of the match. It wasn’t until the final minute before Yogi’s Place grabbed a mini break and managed to hold on to defeat the Tradies 32 points to 27. Shelby Porter although in a losing team was again very strong as was Isabella Davis and Luke Quigley who will be a player of the future. Dylan Smith has been one of the finds for the season and was Yogi’s best on the night with 10 points and some impressive rebounds. Charlie Parsons and Jayden Cornish also contributed on the board whilst Felix Hruby worked hard in defence. Both teams are to be commended for putting on great display for the spectators.
The year 8-9-10 Grand Final was also set to be and epic battle with the Tradies up against Quirindi Plumbing. Both teams were fielding plenty of talent and expectations were high but unfortunately the game didn’t reach its full potential with key player Tyler Thistle fouled out early in the second half for Quirindi Plumbing. To their credit the Plumber’s fought till the end with Clayton Russell again impressive with some nice baskets and Oscar Thistle also displaying some great skills. The rebounding strength from the Tradies Billy Parsons though was just too much for them to handle with the Tradies pulling away in the end to take a convincing 46 to 26 points win. Ruby Richardson was also very strong for the Tradies and was well supported by Lillie Clark and Sarah Grogan.
Quirindi Basketball would like to thank all players and coaches for another solid season and we hope to see you all back on the court next season.
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