Valley teams impress at junior Wildcats event

Dylan Arvela

Junior basketballers from across the state descended on Korumburra last weekend for the Wildcats Junior Tournament which featured 17 competitions from under-10s through to under-19s.

A total of 25 teams from the Latrobe Valley competed at the competition with 14 sides reaching the final and nine finishing as overall winners.

There were two all-Latrobe Valley finals with both being contested between Traralgon and Moe. In the under-12 Boys A, Traralgon won 48-29 while in the under-14 Girls A, the Meteors got up 43-39.

The T-Birds featured in eight finals winning two, including the under-10 Girls A with the T-Birds beating Frankston 7-4.

Local finalists: Under-10 Boys A Maffra 20 Traralgon 11, Under-10 Boys B Churchill 16 Phillip Island 15, Under-10 Girls A Traralgon 7 Frankston 4, Under-12 Boys A Traralgon 38 Moe 29, Under-12 Girls B Churchill 26 Phillip Island 21, Under-14 Boys B Churchill 17 Poowong 18, Under-14 Girls A Traralgon 39 Moe 43, Under-14 Girls B Foster 26 Churchill 19, Under-16 Boys A Traralgon 34 Wonthaggi 35, Under-16 Boys B Warragul 44 Traralgon 31, Under-16 Girls B Morwell Magic 26 Phillip Island 19, Under-19 Boys Traralgon 28 Korumburra 34, Under-19 Girls Traralgon 27 Korumburra 43.