SIX Shoalhaven Tigers junior basketball teams have returned from successful campaigns at the John Martin NSW Country Tournament.
The under 18 boys, playing in division three at Newcastle, had wins against Tamworth (47-26), Central Coast (44-33) and Bathurst (69-30) on Saturday. They then fell to Port Macquarie (41-27) on Sunday, before winning their quarter-final against Newcastle (31-23) and then losing their semi to Illawarra (35-22) on Monday.
The under 16s girls also made the division three semi-finals (losing to Moss Vale 55-31) at Terrigal, after defating Maitland (38-10 and Milton-Ulladulla (19-16) before losing to Moss Vale (50-24), Coffs Harbour (35-31) and Central Coast (20-16).
At Berkeley, the under 16s boys defeated Central Coast (39-32) and Gosford (50-23) while losing to Batemans Bay (53-29) and Queanbeyan (45-38) in division three.
The under 14s girls reached the division three quarter-finals (losing to Illawarra 30-24) at Maitland, thanks to wins against Canberra (33-24) and Coffs Harbour (39-20) and losses to Gosford (29-24) and Dubbo (31-18).
At the Central Coast, the under 14s boys recorded three wins (32-21 vs Orange, 47-24 vs Newcastle and 33-31 vs West Wyalong) and two losses (29-18 vs Gosford and 43-35 vs Canberra) in division three.
Finally, the under 12 girls, who played in division three at Minto, defeated Gosford Red (21-2), Gosford Gold (15-7) and Newcastle (22-7) while losing to Lithgow (6-5), Illawarra (22-16) – to reach the semi-finals, which they lost to Lithgow (27-7).