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Plains Producer, Wednesday March 27, 2013
Basketball’s ‘night of nights’
Friday Night Lights
By the Bench Warmer
What a night! The grand final
certainly had the “wow” factor.
Each contest was hard fought,
with the closest margin being in
the Men’s Division Two game, just
three points between the Tigers and
the Raptors. This was an exciting
Let’s begin with the young ones.
The Boomers won by four
points over the Strikers in the Under
12 Mixed competition, in a close
game with all teams members giv-
ing their best.
The Boomers went into the
finals on top of the ladder, and the
Strikers had to work hard to get to
the grand final, winning in the first
semi by one point.
Congratulations to coaches,
players and parents – it was an
exciting game to watch.
The Under 14 Long Plains boys
won their first grand final by 11
points over the Falcons.
The Falcons, going into the
finals on top of the ladder, had the
easy ride into the grand finals, but
Long Plains fought hard for the win.
Both Under 14 Girls teams have
had to fight, with Owen going into
the final on top. Both sides have
been competitive and many match-
es have been extremely close.
While Owen went into the final
on top, we know never to under-
estimate the Bulldogs. I think I
predicted this last week.
In the Under 16 Girls, Owen
got over the Bulldogs. Owen have
been on top all season and weren’t
about to let this one go. The girls
had done their homework.
The Bulldogs, who were third
coming into the finals, did well to
The Under 17 Boys grand final
was won by Owen – congratula-
tions boys! Well done to the Raiders
for giving it their best shot.
The Raptors really took it up
to the Tigers in an exciting Men’s
Division 2 final, however the
Tigers just managed the win by
three points,having to work hard
The Old Dogs showed they have
what it takes, defeating the Redlegs.
For many of the Old Dogs players,
it was the first win in a long time.
Well done to the Redlegs for
putting up a great fight.
I believed all year that the Old
Dogs would make it. I am hop-
ing that many of them will return
The Swaggies triumphed in the
Men’s Division this year, getting
over the Peckers by 19 points. Well
The Blyth Cats team scored their
first APBA flag, in the B Women
competition, over the Wanderers –
both teams were exciting to watch.
We hope to see them again next
year. Congratulations to Simone
Bigg for all the work she has put in.
The Owen girls took out the A
Women’s flag against a new Clare
side. Well done to the Clare girls,
who came to play some serious
basketball in their first APBA
grand final. You certainly didn’t
disappoint the crowd!
Congratulations to all the Best
and Fairest winners and runners-
up, and well done to the APBA
Under 12 Girls team on winning the
SACountry Basketball Champion-
ships Division Four competition.
All players who represented
their association at the recent bas-
ketball Country Championships
should be very proud.
Congratulations to Tania Hea-
slip on her first year as president
- she has done a fantastic job.
Many thanks also to her family
for supporting her in this role, along
with the families of the delegates
for their support.
The season started with new
much needed lights going up, and
the association introducing a court
The association welcomed new
players through the Blyth club –
congratulations girls, we hope to
see you again next season!
I hear the association may have
more teams or a new club entering
into competition...only time will
tell but the association is looking
That’s full time for another
season – in 30 weeks time we will
do it all again!
Swaggies 47 (J.McArdle 16, J.Kelly 14,
R.Sharer 7) def Peckers 28 (L.Williams 9,
J.Walker 7, R.McPharlin 5). Old Dogs 42
(K.Ruiz 15, L.Wright 14, S.McCracken 5)
def Redlegs 36 (P.Kowalick 11, M.Gates 5,
MEN DIVISION 2
Tigers 30 (J.Daliva 6, M.Mojares 6, E.Peralta
4) def Raptors 27 (M.Verrall 12, G.Page 9,
Owen 41 (J.Wedding 16, J.Harkness 12,
J.Dunstan 8) def Raiders 29 (E.De Roma 10,
Z.Scholz 9, H.Veitch 7).
Long Plains 60 (D.Page 43, N.McArdle 10,
E.Pepe 4) def Falcons 49 (S.Speissegger 22,
S.Michael 12, A.Lawless 11).
Results of grand finals matches played on Friday March 22
Opals 41 (B.Wedding 19, T.Evans 13,
A.Schahinger 8) def Clare 33 (S.Anne Heinrich
15, J.Caulfield 13, T.Buddle 3).
Cats 29 (S.Mugge 13, N.Wilkinson 13,
E.Collins 2) def Wanderers 20 (L.Stirling 8,
N.Andriske 5, K.Weckert 3).
Owen 27 (B.Wilson 10, K.Wedding 7,
A.Humphrys 6) def Bulldogs 15 (K.Price 6,
A.Williams 6, K.Pycroft 2).
Bulldogs 50 (T.Williams 33, K.White 15,
C.Hoepner 2) def Owen 42 (R.Dunstan 16,
K.Gregory 16, T.Harkness 8).
Boomers 46 (L.De Roma 25, H.McPharlin
10, K.Binka 5) def Strikers 42 (T.Michael 17,
E.Lane 12, R.Lawless 9).
ADELAIDE PLAINS BASKETBALL RESULTS
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U/12 Mixed Girls: B&F Tamika Gregory, R/U Caitlyn
U/12 Mixed Boys: B&F Karl Binka, R/U Lorenzo De Roma.
U/14 Boys: B&F Earl De Roma, R/U Samuel Michael.
U/14 Girls: B&F Rachel Dunstan, R/U Tayla Williams.
U/16 Girls: B&F Kesley Wedding, R/U Aleisha Michael.
U/17 Boys: B&F Jayden Wedding, R/U Brandon Taylor.
B Women: B&F Ashleigh Williams, R/U Hannah Mcardle,
Lisa Stirling, Nadinne Wilkinson.
A Women: B&F Brianna Wedding, R/U Kerri Blackwell,
Men’s Division: B&F Ross Sharer, R/U Craig Price,
Men’s Division 1: B&F Leigh Wright, R/U Tate Michael.
Mens Division 2: B&F Gavin Page and Steven Bellman,
R/U Crisanto (AKA Toti) Catipon.
Best and Fairest 2013
one up for the
scored a total
of 11 points for
JOSH Harkness, Owen
Pumas, performs a layup
in front of the Raiders’ Zac
Scholz, during the Under
17 Boys grand final.
MICHELLE Dunstan, Owen Pumas, looks to pass
around Clare’s Sally-Anne Heinrich in A Women.
JOSH Kelly, Swaggies, tries to block Michael
Clifford, Peckers, on his attempt at a goal in the
Men’s Division grand final.
MIA Burns cheers for her favourite team. RIGHT:
umpire Aishlea Smith keeps Annette Wilson company
at the gate.
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