THE Shoalhaven Tigers junior sides made a successful start to their careers at the Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre, during the opening round of the 2020 Barrengarry Conference.
It was a clean sweep for Maddison Hanlon's under 14 girls, as Black downed Gold Camden Valley (42-7), Goulburn (40-14) and Wollondilly (51-15) and the Black team ousted Merimbula (50-28) and Illawarra (22-14).
In the under 14s, Shoalhaven had two boys teams compete on Sunday.
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Leighvi Dennison's Black team defeated Illawarra Black (36-33) and Sutherland (61-37) and lost to Illawarra Red (36-32), as Luke Royston's side smashed both Wollondilly A (36-18) and Wollondilly B (77-18) and drew with Illawarra White (26-all).
The under 12 girls, coached by Kerry David, recorded two wins - Illawarra (27-16) and Batemans Bay (forfeit) - before falling to Moss Vale 30-13.
While Noah McMillan's under 12 boys team opened their weekend with a 34-24 loss to Illawarra White, before going down to Goulburn 40-26 on Sunday.
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The week before, at the Milton Showground Indoor Sports Stadium, the Tigers White under 16 boys team lost 73-16 to Merimbula, 48-33 to Illawarra White and 49-20 to Moss Vale
As the Gold went down to Milton-Ulladulla 33-30 and Illawarra Red 59-31 while also thumping Kiama 61-7 - with Black suffering a tight 44-43 loss to Merimbula before beating Illawarra 61-24.
In the under 16 girls, at Hanging Rock Basketball Stadium, Nick Bizjak's Shoalhaven lost to Batemans Bay (63-22), Merimbula (40-31) and Moss Vale (67-26).
At Moss Vale, the Shoalhaven under 19 boys team, coached by Josh Styles, edged Milton-Ulladulla (58-28), before being pipped by Illawarra (47-42) and Springwood (57-24).
In other Tigers hoops news, the club will have six teams compete at Canberra's Southern Junior League this weekend.