The 2009 junior award winners. They are (back row, from left), Jay Scriven, Alek Calleja, Nick McKewin, Brodie Guan, Juanita Gibson, Tamika Peterson and Dannielle Tarlinton. Front row (from left) Brett Tanner, Tim Gibson, Matt McKewin, Nick Young, Carmen Everett and Brooke Wood.
The 2009 junior award winners. They are (back row, from left), Jay Scriven, Alek Calleja, Nick McKewin, Brodie Guan, Juanita Gibson, Tamika Peterson and Dannielle Tarlinton. Front row (from left) Brett Tanner, Tim Gibson, Matt McKewin, Nick Young, Carmen Everett and Brooke Wood.

Juniors end year in fine form

THE MARYBOROUGH Basketball Association season has finished in grand style for four junior teams – they’ve all been crowned premiers.

Bamboolza won the under 15B grand final showdown after beating Lightning Bolts by a single point in a nail biting grand final encounter.

Lightning Bolts held a seven point lead at the end of third quarter but their scoring rate dropped in the last quarter when they managed only five points compared to the 14 Bamboolza scored.

The comeback helped Bamboolza win 27-26.

Shaun Brake led the scoring for Bamboolza with 13 points while Mitchell Sama hit 13 for Lightning Bolts.

The Parke Panthers were too strong for Stunners in the under 14 B final winning 36-18.

Brodie Guan and Dannielle Tarlinton shared the scoring honours with a combined total of 28 points for Parke.

For Stunners, Cassie Scott was top- scorer with 10 points.

The under 14 A grand final between Scorpions and Riverside was also a close one with Scorpions finally coming out on top, 30-26.

Nick Young and Daniel Guan both scored eight points each for Scorpions while Daniel Zelinski led the way for Riverside with 23 of his teams 26 points.

In the under 16 B grand final, Tereimana Hawke was in top form for Wildcats in their triumph against Rollers scoring an impressive 22 points.

Award Winners

The Larry Sengstock award – Alek Calleja.

The Ron Mahony Memorial junior male referee award – Alek Calleja

The Debbie Dittmann Memorial award – Carmen Everett

The Mike Anderson Memorial award junior female referee award – Carmen Everett

The Byrne Family award for a junior male excelling in both senior and junior competition – Matthew McKewin.

The Elva Alloway award for outstanding junior female player – Brooke Wood

The Ray Alloway award for outstanding junior male player – Nick McKewin

The MJBA clubman award – Brett Tanner.

The Speech Solutions Encouragement awards – Tamika Peterson and Brodie Guan

The Allan and Dawn Vollmerhause rising star awards – Dannielle Tarlinton and Nicholas Young

The Presidents award for most improved high school player – Jay Scriven

The Presidents award for most improved primary school students – Tim Gibson and Juanita Gibson.



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