Miners, Rush snare seven titles in Ballarat junior basketball tournament

Ballarat Rush and Miners combined for seven titles in the Basketball Ballarat Queen’s Birthday long weekend junior tournament.

Story from The Courier. Picture: Kate Healy.

Rush enjoyed a productive three days by taking out five girls’ grand finals on Monday.

The Miners made up the balance with two.

Ballarat took out A grade titles in under-12 boys and girls, under-14 boys and girls, and under-16 girls.

Rush also picked up titles in 12B1 and 14B divisions

More than 250 teams contested 600 games in 37 divisions across nine venues.

Tournament manager Mark Valentine said event required a great deal of logistical planning because of the spread of venues.

He said the six new courts under construction at the Ballarat Sports and Events Centre would hopefully be ready for next year’s tournament – streamlining the work load overall for the management team.

12A BOYS: Ballarat Miners 41 d Whittlesa Pacers 34
12A1 BOYS: Melbourne Tigers 30 d Bellarine Storm 27
12B BOYS: Mornington 49 d Collingwood 32
12B1 BOYS: Woodend Hawks 50 d Ballarat Miners 19
12C BOYS: Ararat Redbacks 51 d Sandringham 35
12C1 BOYS: Sunbury Jets 47 d Keilor 25
12A GIRLS: Ballarat Rush 24 d Bacchus Marsh Lions 22
12A1 GIRLS: Generals 35 d Altona Gators 33
12B GIRLS: Whittlesa Pacers 27 d Frankston 15
12B1 GIRLS: Ballarat Rush 29 d Geelong 25
12C GIRLS: Surfcoasters 33 d Collingwood 19
14A BOYS: Ballarat Miners 51 d Broadmeadows Broncos 43
14B BOYS: Altona 51 d Oakleigh Warriors 40
14B1 BOYS: Mornington Breakers 48 d Broadmeadows Broncos 47
14C BOYS: Hustle 29 d Sunbury Jets 28
14C1 BOYS: Chelsea 44 d Phoenix United 41
14C2 BOYS: Collingwood 41 d Bellarine Storm 34
14A GIRLS: Ballarat Rush 45 d Collingwood 20
14B GIRLS: Ballarat Rush 33 d Broadmeadows Broncos 31
14B1 GIRLS: Coburg 28 d Geelong Supercats 21
14C GIRLS: Surfcoasters 52 d Bellarine Storm 17
14C1 GIRLS: Bacchus Marsh Lions 39 d Chelsea 21
16A BOYS: Westgate 58 d Ballarat Miners 39
16A1 BOYS: Altona 60 d Melton Thoroughbreds 48
16B BOYS: Whittlesea Pacers 46 d Western Port Steelers 24
16B1 BOYS: Chelsea 51 d Warrnambool Seahawks 49
16C BOYS: Chelsea 40 d Frankston 40
16C1 BOYS: Corio Boy 85 d Altona Gators 39
16A GIRLS: Ballarat Rush 41 d Sunbury Jets 34
16B GIRLS: CCG Eagles 38 d Keilor Thunder 32
16B1 GIRLS: Bellarine Storm 36 d Whittlesea Pacers 22
16C GIRLS: Sunbury Jets 63 d Broadmeadows 20
18A BOYS: Westgate 48 d Craigieburn 34
18B BOYS: Ararat Redbacks 60 d Geelong 40
18B1 BOYS: Altona 44 d Western Port Steelers 32
18A GIRLS: Broadmeadows 50 d Ballarat Rush 38
18B GIRLS: Keilor Thunder 41 d Western Port Steelers 43