Shepparton Gators’ under-16 division one team has won the first tournament of the 2012-13 squad season at Swan Hill last weekend.HANNAH DRISCOLL November 8, 2012 4:15am
Shepparton Gators’ under-16 division one team has won the first tournament of the 2012-13 squad season at Swan Hill last weekend.
Shepparton won all of its qualifying games against Wodonga (34-18), Echuca (44-22), Mildura (52-12) and Bendigo (36-19) to progress to the grand final, where it again met Bendigo.
Bendigo took a six-point lead into the half-time break even though Shepparton had established a modest lead early in the match, but Shepparton fired again in the second half to win the final 36-31.
Harry Boyd was a consistently strong performer in all games and was named the Most Valuable Player in the grand final.
Coach Leigh Bathman said it was going to be interesting to see how the team fared given he had been unable to attend all their practice sessions in the lead up due to family commitments in Melbourne.
He said the players’ ability to listen and ‘‘pay attention to detail of our instructions we provided in our limited preparation’’ had set them in good stead at the tournament.
‘‘Their ability to pressure defence up the court, I think they created a lot of turnovers through their intensity,’’ Bathman said.
‘‘There were a couple of pretty handy, athletic kids there as well who created a lot of turnovers for us which gave us easy access to score.’’
Shepparton Gators’ under-16 division one girls and under-14 division one boys also competed, but did not progress through to the finals.
The tournament action continues this weekend for the Shepparton Gators’ sides with some teams heading to either the Geelong Junior Tournament or Wangaratta Basketball Tournament.
A former priest and teacher at St Colman's in Shepparton has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old student in 1970.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Echuca Lion Ken Walter has been presented with the International President’s Medal.
Rochester Tigers take on Rochester United today in the Goulburn Murray Cricket Twenty20 match.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
Two primary school students have been among just 25 in Victoria to be awarded the Prime Ministers NAIDOC Medal.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
Pre-schools in Heathcote and Colbinabbin will benefit from grants announced last week.
Moira Shire Council says 36 cents of every dollar spent on staff costs is 'not an unusual number'.
Works on Edward River Beach to Beach Walk to be completed.
Further redundancies at Victoria’s largest rural water corporation, Goulburn-Murray Water, are possible, with more efficiency reviews being carried out.
Rotary's inaugural Community Policing Award goes to Detective Leading Senior Constable Jenny Parker for her work above and beyond her duties working with victims of sexual abuse.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.