Please note that Quirindi’s Thursday & Friday night Junior Competition will go ahead as scheduled recommencing the 16th & 17th of July.
Unfortunately the lack of adequate facilities in Quirindi continues to affect our sport with concerns over poor court conditions forcing Quirindi Basketball to cancel the proposed senior competition for 2015.
After 11 years Quirindi Basketball has opted not to run their 8 Quirindi High School teams in the 2015 term 3-4 competition in Tamworth on Wednesday nights. It’s a big commitment for our small association and unfortunately with limited help organisers are in much need of a break. We are concerned the lack of court time may affect our development but at the same time are confident the break will help both organisers and players regain the passion to re-enter the 2016 term 1-2 Competition.
Five of Quirindi’s seven Division 2 representative teams travelled to Port Macquarie over the weekend to compete in round 4 of the Northern Junior League and despite the lack of adequate facilities for Basketball in Quirindi, for both playing and training, our teams continue to punch above their weight coming away with some great results.
After the completion of 4 rounds our under 18 Men will go into the Finals in top spot after winning their 3 games over the weekend. The boys were required to play Yamba twice over the weekend and got a fright on Saturday but managed to sneak home with a narrow win 77 points to 73. Sunday saw the boys regain some form defeating Yamba in their second encounter 108 to 75 and then proved too strong for Kempsey with a convincing 117 to 58 points victory.
Our under 18 women suffered their first loss of the season in their division going down to Taree 61 points to 59. Tanika Darcy and Hanna Davis were great in defence but poor ball security and turnovers in the second half cost Quirindi severely. The loss was disappointing as at one stage Quirindi held a 15 point lead before they let the game slip away. A win in their second game over Kempsey 61 to 39 was enough though to see the girls also go into the finals in the number 1 spot. An injury to centre Hannah Tickle early in the weekend is a concern although with six weeks until the finals the girls are hoping to have their full squad fit and ready.
Losing Point Guard Riley Medway before the weekend through injury was not ideal for our under 16 Men but they are to be commended on their efforts still managing to come away with 2 wins. The boys went down to Bellinger Valley by 12 points and Taree by 1 which was frustrating after Quirindi had a good lead only to throw it away with some poor decisions. Wins over Port Macquarie and Tamworth will see them secure equal second spot going into the finals and Coach Matt Parsons is confident they have the goods to go all the way.
The under 16 girls had a good win over Coff’s Harbour 66 points to 41 but foul trouble and poor options in the final minutes cost them in their match against Ballina blowing a 12 point lead to eventually go down 81 points to 80. The Ballina Girls have had the wood on Quirindi all season but a win for Quirindi in Lismore and the 1 point loss over the weekend had given them the confidence they can mix it with them in the finals.
Although it looks like our under 14 Girls season is over they have managed to finish on a high with a win over Tamworth 41 points to 39 and although going down it was a season best performance against Bellinger Valley losing 59 points to 43. Coach Zara Constable was absolutely wrapped with the result as Quirindi had gone down to Bellinger by 42 points in their last encounter. The defensive effort from the girls was terrific and confidence was in abundance seeing some great ball movement down the court.
Shock losses in Lismore Quirindi’s under 18 Men’s unbeaten record in the Northern Junior League has come to an end over the weekend in round 3 of Division 2. The boys went down to Lismore 77 points to 72 and Grafton 92 to 88 before redeeming themselves with a win over Ballina 97 to 82. […]
Under 12’s – Green but Keen Quirindi’s under 12 girls and boys representative Basketball teams travelled to Maitland over the weekend to compete in the 2nd round of the Northern Junior League. Despite both teams losing all their games contested over the weekend their respective coaches were impressed with their team’s efforts. On the wrong […]
Under 14 Girls on the Board at Coff’s 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 […]