Juniors in form at carnival
OUR junior basketball development is in good hands, judging by last weekend's Central Districts Carnival results in Gladstone.
Our under-16 boys and u/14 and u/12 girls went undefeated in the carnival which also featured teams from Bundaberg and Rockhampton, while the others suggested they would be tough to beat at this year's final CDC in Rockhampton next month. Coach Ray Cooper's u/16 boys are going from strength to strength after winning all of their games comfortably.
Michael Grinter, Nathan Druit and Reagan Prizeman led Gladstone's scoring with Grinter hitting a game-high 28 points against Rockhampton.
The u/14 girls, mentored by Cliff Daley, are also on a roll and are looking good for the Queensland Classics at Easter. Rebecca Bailey, Emma Aeschlimann and Hayley Barnett led the team's scoring.
Our u/12 girls also kept a clean sheet with Courtney White, Tayla Pegg and Tianna Gibson all starring in the three-game sweep of Bundaberg. Coach Kellie Pegg was very impressed with the improvement shown in this young team.
Our u/12 boys lost both of their games against Rockhampton, but coach Michael McVicar was happy with the new combination's progress. Cody Bucholz led Gladstone's scoring in both games.
Shane Brown's u/14 boys are on the improve, drawing with Bundaberg but losing the other games despite stars Cameron O'Grady, Nick Honor and Jackson Blades.
Coach Prue Carlyon has also seen steady improvement in her u/16 girls team which won two from four games.