BALLARAT tasted success at the Bendigo Junior Basketball Classic yesterday.
The Miners won the under-14B boys' title in the three-day Australian Day weekend tournament.
Ballarat defeated Colac Kookas 32-30 in the grand final.
It was not all smooth sailing though.
Ballarat lost its opening game to Bendigo 30-18 before stringing together a series of wins.
The Miners defeated Melton 22-19, Colac 28-21 and Kyneton 44-24 in pool games and then Warrnambool 33-17 in a qualifying final and Melton 26-18 in a semi-final.
Ballarat Rush was runner-up in the under-16B girls' division. losing to Mildura Heat 33-29 in the grand final yesterday.
BACK IN FULL SWING
WITH school returning this week, most junior sports are resuming after a holiday break.
Ballarat Cricket Association and Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre, Mt Prospect Tennis Association and Buninyong District Tennis Association, pennant are among those getting juniors back into swing on Saturday.