Day 4 Recap | 2014 U16 Australian Junior Championships
We’ve had an extremely exciting day of basketball during Day 4 of the U16 Australian Junior Championships – the undefeated become the defeated and some last-second finishes highlight today’s action. We also have some great games ahead of us on Day 5 as we’re slowly approaching the finals games.
NSW Metro and VIC Metro remain undefeated ahead of clash
NSW Metro and VIC Metro are the only 2 undefeated men’s teams left in the tournament and are set for an epic clash entering Day 5. NSW Metro continued their fine form with a 64-41 win over ACT – Dragan Elkaz with 19 pts & 7 rbs. VIC Metro also picked up a statement win, defeating WA Country 101-43 – Aidan O’Carroll with another great game, putting up 21 pts & 6 rbs. VIC Metro captain Patrick Bines also put forward another impressive defensive effort. These 2 powerhouses will face each other tomorrow in the last game of the pool rounds.
Ky Matthews-Hampton drops 32 in victory over Tasmania
SA Country picked up an impressive 79-58 victory over Tasmania during Day 4’s action to pick up their first win of the tournament. Ky Matthews-Hampton took over the game with 32 pts & 8 rbs as SA Country help their opponents to just 9 points in the 4th quarter, closing out the game extremely well. SA Country then completed their doubleheader with a 79-55 win over Queensland North, Matthews-Hampton with another brilliant game – this time with 20 pts & 3 rbs.
NSW Country defeats NZ to remain at the top of Pool B
Illawarra’s Lachlan Dent showed why he’s one of the most talented young point guards in the tournament. Dent led the way for NSW Country with 18 pts as they went on to defeat New Zealand 60-57. New Zealand was undefeated entering the game and they very nearly stole it at the end, hitting some big shots down the stretch – but NSW Country managed to hold on as Cameron Stone’s 3-point attempt to tie the game was off the mark.
SA Country | 79-58 | Tasmania
ACT | 41-64 | NSW Metro
WA Country | 43-101 | VIC Metro
QLD North | 55-79 | SA Country
SA Metro | 63-66 | VIC Country
WA Metro | 80-43 | Northern Territory
New Zealand | 57-60 NSW Country
VIC Country | 76-55 | WA Metro
Northern Territory | 33-80 | QLD South
VIC Metro puts together another dominant performance
VIC Metro has defeated New Zealand 72-37 to pull away at the top spot of their pool. Najvada George and Ezi Magbegor were once again behind this impressive win, as they have been all tournament. George had 10 pts, 4 rbs & 4 asts while Magbegor had another enormous stat-line of 14 pts, 13 rbs & 9 blks.
QLD South defeats SA Metro behind Fuiava’s strong effort
Queensland South managed to pull away in the dying seconds to defeat SA Metro 63-62, giving them their first loss of the tournament. With QLD South down by 1 and with possession of the ball with just a second to go, Fuiava managed to draw the foul and very coolly knocked down 2 very clutch free throws – 2 of her game-high 22 pts as QLD South picked up the much needed victory.
NSW Metro quietly at the top of their pool
They haven’t been flashy but NSW Metro are at the top of their pool and are playing great basketball at the moment. A 74-53 victory over WA Country puts NSW Metro at the top of their table, tied with SA Metro and QLD South – Briana Letta with a solid 14 pts & 8 rbs. A key game in Day 5’s action will be when this NSW Metro squad faces SA Metro – 2 teams who are tied at the top of the table.
SA Country | 50-78 | NSW Country
VIC Metro | 72-37 | New Zealand
WA Metro | 43-46 | ACT
NSW Country | 79-47 | QLD North
WA Country | 43-55 | VIC Country
Tasmania | 77-65 | Northern Territory
QLD South | 63-62 | SA Metro
VIC Country | 55-60 | Tasmania
NSW Metro | 74-53 | WA Country
Thank you for loving Aussie hoops! From Kein, Damian and #TeamPnR