With Basketball Queensland’s Southern Junior Basketball Competitions wrapped up for 2019 and the Central Queensland and North Queensland tournaments not far behind, we’re taking a look at the results so far heading into 2020.
For the U16 Boys, The Gold Coast Waves are ahead of the pack with 6 wins over the 7 rounds, conceding a defeat to SWM Pirates, trailing close behind on the ladder. Jalen Blanchard leads the Gold Coast Waves, and the league, in points per game at 27.3.
The Gold Coast Waves went undefeated in a spectacular fashion in the U16 Girls competition, with six players averaging double figures. Alice Dart of the Brisbane Capitals Gold leads the league in scoring at 24.3 points per game.
The Northside Wizard leads the race with 7 wins in the U18 Boys competition. It hasn’t been an easy run, with The Spartans in the number 2 spot with 6 wins, followed closely by Gold Coast Waves with 5. Lloyd McVeigh of the Waves leads the league in average scoring with a blistering 28.2 points per game.
Logan Thunder are the leaders in the U18 Girls, with some close games and some big wins, led by an incredible performance from Danielle Bayes, who leads the league with an incredible 30 points per game! A close second is Gold Coast Waves, with almost 5 players averaging double digits scoring, they could be poised to take the top spot.
It’s looking like Ipswich Force’s year in the U21’s competition. With a Grand Final already in the bag in the Girl’s division, it’s up to the boys to keep up their high performance. Cath MacGregor led her finals winning team in scoring with 30.6 a game. However, Georgia Wooley of the Brisbane Capitals led the average scoring with 31.2 points per game. Elias Cato of the Gold Coast Waves has been leading the U21 boys in scoring with 144 total points across the 7 games.
Anticipation heightens as the CQJBC competitions begin, with the U16 Boys and Girls getting in some last-minute training before their first games on Saturday the 14th of December. However, the U18s are just heating up after the first two tournaments being played.
Both the Bundaberg Bulls and Gladstone Power have 6 out of 8 wins each in the Boys competition, while the Bundaberg Bears have defeated the Rockhampton Cyclones 4 times in the Girls division. Benjamin Knight of Gladstone leads the boys in scoring with 22.25 points per game, while Alyssa Cameron tops the girl’s scoring with 20.5 points per game.
The U16s are also yet to play in the QNJBC, but the U18s Boys and Girls competitions are well underway. Townsville Heat has given up one win in a competitive two tournaments to the Cairns Marlins, putting them at the top of the ladder so far out of 7 games in the Boys competition. Ky Stattmann has been putting up some stats! Lighting it up on all corners of the floor, Stattmann averages 27.4 points per game and leads in free throws and field goals made.
For the Girls, the Townsville Flames are safe at the top of the ladder, having gone undefeated after 10 games in with some huge wins. Maeghan Saldumbide of Burdekin Wildcats leads the league in average points at 16.7 points per game, while Paris Santacaterina is leading in total points at 151.
The competition in 2020 will be more heated than ever as Basketball Queensland announces a change to the Molten CBSQ competition. This change was made to allow more schools to enter the competition and to better service the Schools Basketball community.
As of 2020, Basketball Queensland is running three competitions within CBSQ:
The Molten CBSQ Open, running between the 17th and 21st of September and open to all age groups.
The Molten CBSQ Junior Secondary competition, running in October and open to Under 15s and Under 13s.
The Molten CBSQ Primary 3×3, a 3 on 3 half-court competition available to primary school students in Years 5 and 6.