Young Miners secure a Bendigo basketball classic title as juniors prepare to resume

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.


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.

Tuesday, January 28

Tuesday, January 28