Ballarat’s Junior Elite Teams won seven of 10 Victorian Junior Basketball League matched last Friday night.
While the Thrifty Under 14 Rush had the biggest win, a 19 point victory over Melton in the VJL4 competition, the Thrifty Under 14 Miners came painstakingly close to a win, drawing 36-36 with Hawthorn in VJL2.
The Under 14 Rush competing in the Victorian Championship are now two wins clear at the top of the ladder following their win over Knox. The Rush are primed for another win at the Mars Minerdome this Friday night when they take on a struggling Bulleen outfit.
The Under 16 Rush defeated Ringwood to remain in contention in VJL3, but host a tough Hawthorn side in Ballarat this week.
The Under 16 Miners in the Regional division are looking to bounce back from their loss to Ringwood by taking on Geelong at home.
Friday, August 11 at the Mars Minerdome:
8:50pm Thrifty Under 14 Rush v Bulleen (VC)
9pm Thrifty Under 16 Rush v Hawthorn (VJL)
9pm Thrifty Under 16 Miners v Geelong (Regional)
Entry is free for all Thrifty Junior Miners and Rush games.
All results from 4/8/17:
Under 14 Rush 50-46 Knox (Victorian Championship)
Under 14 Rush 39-20 Melton (VJL4)
Under 14 Miners 36-36 Hawthorn (VJL2)
Under 14 Miners 42-60 Bacchus Marsh (Regional)
Under 16 Rush 57-52 Melbourne (Victorian Championship)
Under 16 Rush 36-27 Ringwood (VJL3)
Under 16 Miners 64-58 Bendigo (Victorian Championship)
Under 16 Miners 34-39 Keilor (Regional)
Under 18 Rush 55-45 Hawthorn (Victorian Championship)
Under 18 Miners 43-35 Cragieburn (VJL3)