The NSW Juniors Basketball team travelled to Adelaide for the 2016 Kevin Coombs Cup. This year a team of 9 players travelled to Kevin Coombs Cup; Anderson Parker, Georgia Munro-Cook, Jess Cronje, Ben Meoli, Maryanne Latu, Jess Pellow, Taitum Brown, Ash Pellow and Catherine Nelson.
After a loss in the first game of the rounds to the tougher of the two Queensland teams, our NSW junior’s team never looked back, winning all their remaining games in the rounds finishing 2nd on the ladder. Then winning convincingly over Victoria (62 – 49) to book a spot in the gold medal match.
The NSW Juniors met Queensland again in the final and after a 30 point loss last time NSW were the underdogs. NSW led at every break, putting out a fantastic team performance that everyone was talking out and was definitely the difference between the two teams on the day. The final score was 63 – 52, congratulations must go to both Tory Sachs (Coach) and Kris Riley (Manager) as without them the team would not be where they are today.
Congratulations also to NSW referee Martin Harper who attended the championships on behalf of the NSW juniors and was selected to officiate the Kevin Coombs Cup gold medal match!
The full results from the tournament can be found here:
The gold medal match was live streamed on the Basketball Australia YouTube channel. You can watch the NSW Juniors gold medal match again here: