2009 U14 Boys Club Championships - Final Placings

2009 U14 Boys Club Championships - Final Placings

But who was named champion?

Game 85 – 13 v 14 – Sturt Sabres vs Hills Hornets

Final score: Sturt 46 defeated Hills 39

Game 86 – 15 v 16 – North Tasmania vs Wanneroo Wolves

Final score: North Tasmania 57 defeated Wanneroo 51

Game 87 – 21 v 22 – Manly Warringah vs Stirling Senators

Final score: Manly 53 defeated Stirling 45

Game 88 – 23 v 24 – NT South vs NT North

Final score: NT North 62 defeated NT South 35

Game 89 – Pool 19 v 20 – Rockingham Flames vs Runaway Bay

Final score: Runaway Bay 49 defeated Rockingham 43

Game 91 – 5 v 6 – Illawarra Hawks vs West Adelaide Bearcats

Final score: Illawarra 61 defeated West Adelaide 40

Game 92 – 9 v 10 – Canberra Nationals vs North West Tasmania

Final score: Canberra 53 defeated North West Tasmania 41

Game 93 –11 v 12 – Southern Tigers vs Albury Cougars

Final score: Albury 47 defeated Southern Tigers 46

Game 94 – 17 v 18 – Logan Thunder vs Townsville Heat

Final score: Townsville 44 defeated Logan 41

Game 96 – 7 v 8 – Diamond Valley Eagles vs Dandenong Rangers

Final score: Diamond Valley 46 defeated Dandenong 43

Game 90 – Bronze Medal Game – Geelong Cats vs Keilor Thunder

Geelong got off the perfect start in their bronze medal decider with 2 baskets within 15 seconds. Keilor showed some early nerves, turnovers and an offensive foul in the opening 2 minutes. Nathan Freeman got the Thunder on the board from the line. Keilor finally got settled into the game with 4 straight points. Geelong looked to get the ball inside, but Keilor’s tall defenders were holding their own. Keilor’s Nathan Freeman got into early foul trouble which saw Coach Simmons go to his bench early. The Thunder finished the quarter strongly but trailed by 5. An early scoring surge by Keilor saw them take the lead midway through the 2nd term. Both teams went basket for basket in a high intensity few minutes, with Keilor scoring at the buzzer to lead by 2 at half time. Geelong were underway quickly in the 3rd with 4 points, and produced a big defensive play to maintain a 7 point break. Keilor battled hard and made scoring more difficult late in the term, however Nathan Freeman left the game just before 3 quarter time with 5 fouls. The final term saw Keilor up their pressure, forcing the Cats into error. The Thunder got the margin back to 1 point with 3 minutes to play. Both teams battled hard in the final minutes, with Geelong getting a 3 point play, only to have Simmons answer with a long range bomb. De Leur for Keilor was fouled, and hit 2 clutch free throws to give his team a 1 point lead with 43 seconds to play. Geelong were unable to get a shot in the dying seconds and Keilor maintained possession to win by a point to claim the bronze medal in a very exciting finish.

Final score: Keilor 62 defeated Geelong 61

Game 95 – Gold Medal Game – Bulleen Boomers vs Knox Raiders

The Knox Raiders have been crowned champions of the 2009 Under 14 Boys Club championships with a 23 point victory in the Gold Medal game. The Boomers got off to a quick start with the opening scores of the game, the Raiders’ Luke Hannon got his team going with their first score. The Boomers got a good spark with a 3 to Petracca, leading to a quick Raiders time out. This seemed to prove helpful as the Raiders came out firing with 3 straight outside shots. Quarter time saw Knox lead 19-15, Petracca with 7 points for the term. The tempo slowed right down in the second, with both teams executing their structure very well. Raiders’ Jayden Hawkes came out with 4 quick points, to help them extend their lead. Defence from both teams showcased their talents with blocks at both ends of the floor and plenty of hustle. Ansell was doing a good job for Bulleen inside, but the Raiders won the quarter 15 – 6 to lead by 13 at the half. The 3rd period saw both teams continued to battle, with big players Toman and Pittonet contesting strongly inside, and Bulleen in particular lifting defensively. A basket and steal by Bulleen’s Hillman looked to spark their team, but the Raiders bounced back through Toman and Hannon. Jayden Hawkes extended their lead to 15 points. Christian Petracca continued to inspire his team, but consecutive 3’s to Jake Chesson saw the Raiders full of confidence leading by 22 at the final change. The 4th opened up with a 3 point play to Christian Petracca, but the Raiders answered with a full court pass to score. The Raiders seemed to be able to find a basket with ease, going to Toman inside as well as Hawkes. Bulleen battled but found scoring difficult, with the Raiders’ defence proving too much to handle. The benches got some action in the final 2 minutes, as the Raiders celebrated their gold medal win. Marek Toman led the scoring for Knox with 18 points, while Jayden Hawkes had 16. For Bulleen Christian Petracca had 19 points, while Callan Ansell scored 14.

Final score: Knox 76 defeated Bulleen 53

2009 U14 Boys Club Championships
Final Placings

1) Knox Raiders
2) Bulleen Boomers
3) Keilor Thunder
4) Geelong Cats
5) Illawarra Hawks
6) West Adelaide Bearcats
7) Diamond Valley Eagles
8) Dandenong Rangers
9) Canberra Nationals
10) North West Tasmania
11) Albury Cougars
12) Southern Tigers
13) Sturt Sabres
14) Hills Hornets
15) North Tasmania
16) Wanneroo Wolves
17) Townsville Heat
18) Logan Thunder
19) Runaway Bay
20) Rockingham Flames
21) Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
22) Stirling Senators
23) NT North
24) NT South

Congratulations to NT South on winning the Andrew Gaze Fair Play Award.