Townsville continued their winning streak with another gold medal in the U18’s Girls Division 1 on the Sunshine Coast after their success at the U16 State Champs. While the host association had plenty to celebrate about with USC Rip City winning the Boy’s Division 1 title.
Townsville’s Flames displayed their dominance in the Division 1 final with a commanding 64-51 victory over BQJBC champions Ipswich Force. The Flames were led by Alex Fowler and Harriet Carey who were both named in the tournament’s All-Star 5. Townsville narrowly missed out on the double in the Girls tournament with the Lightning going down to Toowoomba 47-34 in the Division 2 Gold Medal game.
Alex Fowler (Townsville),
Sarah Heard (Cairns),
Grace Ellis (Ipswich),
Nerferatali Notoa (Ipswich),
Harriet Carey (Townsville).
Alex Fowler (Townsville).
USC Rip City narrowly missed out on a BQJBC Gold Medal, but their determination for a State Championship was evident in the Boys Division 1 final against the South West Metro Pirates Gold team. Led by Tom Cordwell and Elias Cato, the Rip recorded a thrilling 82-80 win after the Pirates missed a 3-pointer on the buzzer. In the Bronze Medal game, Cairns Marlins overcame the Brisbane Capitals team to win 88-73.
In Boy’s Division 2 North Gold Coast Seahawks 1 overcame a tricky pool stage to defeat Southern Districts Titans in the final to claim gold. The Seahawks narrowly scraped into the semi-finals thanks to a big win over Townsville in the preliminaries. The Toowoomba Mountaineers engineered a comeback in the Bronze Medal game to defeat Cairns narrowly 71-68.
Spurred on by their home crowd, SC Phoenix Orange were too strong for the SWM Pirates team in Boy’s Division 3 winning their Gold Medal clash 78-58 at Caloundra and Ipswich Energy secured their only medal in the Boys’ with a 77-67 win over Redlands Pride in the Bronze Medal game for third place.
Tom Cordwell (USC),
Elias Cato (USC),
Moses Majok (South West Metro),
Ethan Crees (Cairns),
Donovan Crowe (Brisbane).
Tom Cordwell (USC).