DRIVING FORCE: Dream Team's Albert Maunga starred in the under 14 grand final. Photo Nick Kossatch / Observer
DRIVING FORCE: Dream Team's Albert Maunga starred in the under 14 grand final. Photo Nick Kossatch / Observer NICK KOSSATCH

Dream Team basketball big day out

DREAM TEAM's smallest player Nicholas Campbell, 11, had every reason to smile after a 39-29 grand final triumph against Raptors on Saturday.

His first-ever grand final was his first win in the big time, but the youngster said he had the jitters a few times.

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"I got caught carrying the ball a few times because the nerves got the better of me," Nicholas said.

While the Dream Team side were threatened a few times as Raptors closed within four points just before three-quarter time; a series of turnovers allow the Dream Team to pull away during the final stretch.

"It was definitely a team effort from all of us and it was probably the last 30 seconds where I knew that we had this game," Nicholas said.

That is the attitude he and his team-mates had throughout the season in terms of never letting an opportunity slip.

"The coaches Phil Evans and Tony Carnivale have been good and really encouraging during the season," Nicholas added.

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Albert Maunga was the difference with several big baskets while Lennox Evans and Ethan Harrison combined well.

JUNIOR GRAND FINAL RESULTS

Under 14 boys: Dream Team 39 d Raptors 29

 

MORE RESULTS IN MONDAY'S OBSERVER

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