Congratulations our under 16 Men who are Division 2 Champions after defeating Ocean Shores 76 points to 64 in the Northern Junior League Grand final on August 7th.
Quirindi continue to surprise on the representative circuit with this group of boys winning so tough games over the season even knocking over some Division 1 teams on the way to the finals. Although not a big team the boys more than made up for it with talent and determination.
Well done boys you have done Quirindi Proud.
Our under 12 Boys have also had a fantastic season coming runners up after going down to Bellinger Valley 45 points to 38 in their Grand Final Match.
The boys had lost their Major Semi-Final against Bellinger Valley on Saturday morning but then defeated Tamworth in the Preliminary Final to get another shot at Bellinger in Sundays Grand Final.
Although putting up a good fight the boys just couldn’t finish it off with fouls costing them in the end.
Despite the loss the boys have qualified for the State Cup which will take place at Sutherland in September. Our little Quirindi team will take on Lithgow, Canberra, Maitland, Sydney Comets, Hills Hornets and North Sydney Bears.
Our under 14 Women’s season has come to an end after going down to the Division 1 team of Coff”s Harbour in their Preliminary Final on Saturday 6th August at the NJL finals in Tamworth. Despite the loss this was a great season for the Girls as this was a merged division 1 and 2 competition so technically Quirindi would have been the first placed Division 2 team.
The Girls earlier in the day dug deep to defeat Taree 41 points to 39 in their minor semi final clash to progress them to the preliminary final. Although Quirindi are not gifted with a lot of height they definitely make up for it in determination.
The Girls gave their all and performed well as a team. Shelby Porter once again led the scoring with 26 points and was supported well by Lacey Newcombe with 10.
Our under 16 Women’s season also finished losing their preliminary final to Port Macquarie.
Like the under 14 women the 16′s also won their minor semi final match against Taree in a thriller 63 points to 62. There girls really know how to get the coaches blood pressure up.
Although it wasn’t one Quirindi’s best performances they still worked hard to get the job done with Ruby Richardson scoring with 2 seconds remaining to steal the win.
The Girls got off to a flyer against Port Macquarie in the Preliminary Final to take an early 6 point lead. Despite the score remaining close throughout the match foul troubles began to take its toll on the Quirindi team with key players returned to the bench. The Girls worked hard but some costly turnovers saw Port pull away to take the game by 13 points. To Quirindi’s credit they never gave up and fought until the end.
It has been a tough season for our under 18 Men with a relatively inexperienced team taking to the court. The boys in true Quirindi Spirit though have always put up a fight and won some terrific battles throughout the season to qualify for the finals.
Playing their minor semi-final against Byron Bay the boys got off to a flyer and rattled the opposition whom had defeated Quirindi by 30+ in their last encounter.
Going into the 3rd quarter Quirindi had a 9 point lead and were full of confidence with Byron appearing to be struggling with the intensity of the game. Unfortunately a error with the scoreboard saw a 20 minute delay to the game whist the problem was rectified. This stoppage unfortunately enabled Byron to regain their composure and get back into the game. Although the Quirindi Boys fought hard Byron slowly pulled back the lead and then pulled away to eventually take the game 85 points to 70..
7-8 B Girls Runners-Up Term 1-2 Tamworth School’s Comp Congratulations to Sonja Taylor and her year 7/8 B Grade Girls who have come Runners-Up in the Wednesday Night Tamworth School’s Competition. Taking on Manilla in their Grand Final encounter the Quirindi Girls were in the game early and matched Manilla point for point for the […]
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Richardson flying the Flag for Quirindi Girls For the last 6 months Quirindi Basketballer Ruby Richardson has been training with the Northern Inland Academy of Sport, (NIAS) for the under 16 girl’s squad. Last weekend the NIAS squad attended the academy games which was hosted by the Central Coast Academy of Sport at Terrigal. […]