Gallant grand final showing from Narrogin juniors

Narrogin Observer
Narrogin’s under-12 girls team that finished runners-up.
Camera IconNarrogin’s under-12 girls team that finished runners-up.

Narrogin Junior Basketball Association have fallen just short of winning a title, falling short in their grand final at the WA Country Championships at the Bendat Basketball Centre in Perth.

The Narrogin team played in the under-12 division 3 competition and won two of their four matches on Saturday to be in contention to reach Sunday’s grand final. Needing a win in their last qualifying game, Narrogin produced a strong display to win by 20 points and finish equal second on the standings.

Narrogin had a better head-to-head record than Karratha which saw them progress to the decider against Busselton, despite initially thinking they had missed out on reaching the final.

The grand final went to the wire, the two sides could not be separated in the opening half as they entered half-time at 5-5.

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The second half was much the same, as the match went to the wire but Busselton prevailed by a single point.

It was a gallant performance from Narrogin, as they lost 12-13 in the end.

Isabella Budby was named most valuable player of the division after her impressive championships.

She scored seven of her team’s 12 points in the grand final and averaged more than five points per game, including a 10-point haul against Eaton to get her side into the decider.

The Narrogin team was coached by Rohan Edgeley and Bianca Annear was the team manager.

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