The Thrifty Under 14 Rush overcame a rocky start to defeat Kilsyth last Friday to retain their spot in the Victorian Championship at the top of Victorian Junior Basketball League ladder.
The Rush managed to score just four points in the opening term while Kilsyth poured on 16. Despite an 18-point second quarter for the Rush, they still trailed by three at half time. However, a strong showing after the break saw the Rush claim the lead in the third quarter and never look back, going on to win by nine, 50-41.
Georgia Cox was phenomenal with 17 points, while Milly Sharp added 12 and Jada Skennerton scored 10.
The Under 14 Rush competing in the Victorian Championship play at home this Friday, along with five fellow Ballarat teams.
Friday, August 4 at the Mars Minerdome:
7:50pm Thrifty Under 14 Miners V Bacchus Marsh (Regional)
8pm Thrifty Under 14 Miners V Hawthorn (VJL)
8pm Thrifty Under 14 Rush V Melton (VJL)
8:50pm Thrifty Under 14 Rush V Knox (VC)
9pm Thrifty Under 16 Rush V Ringwood (VJL)
9pm Thrifty Under 16 Miners V Keilor (Regional)
Entry is free for all Thrifty Junior Miners and Rush games.
All results from 28/7/17:
Under 14 Rush 50-41 Kilsyth (Victorian Championship)
Under 14 Rush 34-32 Warrandyte (VJL4)
Under 14 Miners 34-40 Broadmeadows (VJL2)
Under 14 Miners 43-44 Diamond Valley (Regional)
Under 16 Rush 46-57 Bulleen (Victorian Championship)
Under 16 Rush 30-39 Hawthorn (VJL3)
Under 16 Miners 60-50 McKinnon (Victorian Championship)
Under 16 Miners 36-31 Broadmeadows (Regional)
Under 18 Rush 58-40 Melbourne (Victorian Championship)
Under 18 Miners 56-47 Geelong (VJL3)