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Girls grab a win
Plains Producer, Wednesday April 10, 2013
Under 12 Girls premiers!
Semi final demise
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS - MARCH 23-24
UNDER 16 BOYS
THE Adelaide Plains Under 16 Boys side
made it to the semi fnals of the 2013 SA
Country Basketball Championships, held
March 23 and 24 going down 42-22.
The division fve side played against Keith,
Clare and Strathalbyn.
Round one against Keith was a good start,
however Keith climbed back, but Balaklava
was able to hold the Keith boys off, winning
44 to 42.
In round two the boys took on Clare, with
a good start and ahead by 10 points at half
time. Clare tried to come back and was able
to get ahead by one point with fve minutess
to go. A couple of points scored gave AP the
The round three clash was against Strath-
albyn at end of the day – the team was tiring,
and this showed in play. AP were behind by
fve points at half time and over the last two
quarters, the scored changed quite often.
The boys played hard and after a few
changes in the score and a tight fnish, the
boys lost the match 38-39.
In the semi fnalsAP came up against Strath-
albyn again, and the team seemed pumped
to avenge the previous day’s loss. The boys
tried hard to get ahead but Strathalbyn were
too good on the day and kept getting behind
AP’s defence. By half time AP was behind
12 points, but the boys didn’t give up. The
team kept playing and tried to get ahead but
ended up going down 42-22.
Overall, the team played well and all players
put in a big effort. It was a great experience
for all. The team thanked coach Ross Sharer
and scorer Gavin Page and parents for their
-- Darren Scholz, team manager.
UNDER 12 GIRLS
THE Adelaide Plains Under 12 girls were vic-
torious at the City Holden 2013 Under 12 Country
Championships, held on March 23 and 24, win-
ning a nail-biting grand fnal against Naracoorte
by just two points!
The girls’ frst game for the weekend was
All the girls played a fantastic game with tight
defence and great ball skills, along with great drive
for the basket and scoring many goals. The girls’
skill level showed in the score, which fnished up
30-16, Adelaide Plains’ way.
The second and last game for the day was
played against Naracoorte. This game was a lot
tougher, which I think rattled the girls. Tamika
Gregory drove to the basket well and dominated
in scoring, and defence down the court with Rhea
Lawless and Olivia Carslake was tough, however
Naracoorte’s height proved too much for the girls,
going down 13-18.
Games started at 11.00am on the Sunday, and
after pasta and early nights, the girls came out
fresh and fghting. Once again, there was fantastic
defence work all the way down the court by Lucy
Dixon, Chloe Lamond, Brielle White and Ashley
Baker. This proved too much for their Keith op-
ponents, with a landslide win of 41-11.
The girls’ last game for the day was a tough
clash against Mount Gambier, matching our goal
shooting and defence, making it a draw. However,
our tall girls, Emma Lane, Kara Binka and Emily
Anderson took some fantastic rebounds and turned
them into goals.
The girls’ game skills and great team work
paid off to get them to the grand fnal, which was
played against Naracoorte that afternoon.
With such great team work by all the girls and
amazing basketball skills, with everyone putting in
100 per cent, we were able to come home premiers,
with a grand fnal score of 18-16.
The weekend was huge success and a great
learning experience for all that attended. Well done
girls – I’m very proud of you all, and you should
all be very proud of yourselves.
-- Bec Dixon, coach
UNDER 12 BOYS
ADELAIDE Plains Under 12 Boys
basketball side had a great weekend at
Morphett Vale for the City Holden 2013
Under 12 Country Championships, held
The boys played well as a team, winning
two of their four games.
Game 1: lost to Barossa, 22-28
The Adelaide Plains boys started slowly
and took a little while to adjust to early pace.
Zeke Scott took control and with some
strong drives to the basket and great passing,
put Adelaide Plains back in the game. Karl
Binka shot well and gave great rebounding
support until fouled off late in the game.
Game 2: won against Jamestown, 48-20
Adelaide Plains controlled the game
from the start and displayed great team
skills and attitude throughout. Aiden Viney
showed his skill level and drove to the ring
consistently, scoring at will and drawing
fouls. Josh Tiller made many strong inter-
cepts and shot truly to score. This was a
great win which gave the boys confdence
for the next day.
Game 3: won against Port Lincoln, 25-18
A tough aggressive game of basketball
had Adelaide Plains showing their full
potential during this encounter. Thomas Mi-
chael once again showed great ball control
and scored freely early to give his team the
ascendancy. Matthew Freebairn rebounded
strongly at each end of the court and scored
at will. The boys played an outstanding team
game and thoroughly deserved their win.
Game 4: lost to Willunga, 25-52
This game had to be won if the Adelaide
Plains boys were to make the grand fnal.
Ethan Brownlie was on fre early, scoring
many frst half goals and rebounding well.
Jack Heaslip used his speed and great ball
control to advantage, gaining many steals
with his quick hands. As the game pro-
gressed, foul trouble hurt the team and the
Willunga boys scored freely, progressing
to the grand fnal.
Overall it was a great weekend and the
Adelaide Plains boys did themselves, their
families and the association proud.
The boys were a fantastic group to coach
and I thank all parents for their support over
-- Andrew Michael, coach
UNDER 16 GIRLS
ADELAIDE Plains Under
16 girls had a tough draw,
playing in division three at the
Country Championships on
March 23 and 24.
Their frst game was against
Roxby Downs and despite their
best efforts, lost this one 17-34.
Adelaide Plains’ second
game on Saturday was against
SouthernYorke Peninsula, and
in a tight tussle the girls went
Their third match was a late
one on Saturday night, so after
Fasta Pasta for tea the girls
came out and had a boomer of
a game, although Fasta Pasta
may never be the same again!
get over the line and lost this
game to Naracoorte 27-36.
On Sunday the girls came
up against frst placed Roxby
Downs in the do-or-die semi
fnal. The girls all came out
fghting hard and giving 100
per cent. There was only one
point in this game, with both
sides taking the lead at different
times throughout. It was only
in the last three minutes of the
game that Roxby had a couple
of lucky breaks and were able
to secure the lead, runningh out
winners by seven points, 24-17.
Sarah Heaslip had a fan-
tastic carnival and her three
pointer in Sunday’s game had
the crowd and bench on their
feet as it putAP back in front by
a point. Kirrily White showed
she was the queen of hustling
over the weekend, getting right
up in the opponent’s faces
and applying great pressure
Jess Heaslip, despite her
size, amazed everyone with
her ability to take on anyone
for a tussle and wrested with
players on the foor on many
occasions. Georgia McArdle
showed brilliant defence and
vision on the court setting,
herself up beautifully for some
great shots. Blessing Nyoni
ran everyone down with her
speed and despite the fact she
was the smallest on the team,
was out-jumping everyone for
rebounds. Kelsey Wedding and
Katrina Price were incredible
both in defence and attacking,
rebounding endless balls and
putting amazing pressure on
their opponents. Brooke Wil-
son and Tash Greenshields had
wonderful games, their speed,
agility, defending skills and
vertical leaps saw them having
plenty of action.
The girls fought to the very
end, never giving up and giving
it their all all weekend and it
was a pleasure to coach them.
Thank you to parents for their
time and commitments to this
carnival and also the December
St Clair carnival, and a special
thank you to Tania Heaslip for
her fantastic job as team man-
ager. Well done girls!
-- Julie White, coach
ADELAIDE Plains Under 16 Girls, back from left: coach
Julie White, Tash Greenshields, Kelsey Wedding,
Katrina Price, Sarah Heaslip, Georgia McCardle. Front:
Jess Heaslip, Brooke Wilson, Kirrily White and Blessing
ADELAIDE Plains Under 16 Boys, back from left: coach Ross Sharer, Samuel
Carslake, Dawson Page, Todd Scholz, Sean Speissegger, team manger Darren
Scholz. Front: Jacob Butterfeld, Tyler Moulds, Jeremy Lusung and Bradley Davey.
12 Girls, back
from left: Rhea
Boys nab two from four
Plains Under 12
Boys, back from
left: coach Andy
Front: Max and
Josh Tiller and
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