U14 Aust Club Championship finals an all-VIC affair

U14 Aust Club Championship finals an all-VIC affair

Finals day at the U14 Australian Club Championship in Darwin was an all Victorian affair, with four Melbourne-based clubs battling it out for medals on the final day of competition.

In the Gold Medal game, the Dandenong Rangers were lining up against the might of the Bulleen Boomers, a team that had not faultered all tournament.

Meanwhile, in the play-off for Bronze, the Eltham Wildcats did battle with the Melbourne Tigers.

Starting with the Bronze Medal game, and it was Eltham's Talia Harris who was causing all kinds of problems for the Melbourne Tigers; she was almost unstoppable at the offensive end of the floor, on her way to a game-high of 20 points. She also had plenty of help from Georgia Dale, who finished the game with 13 points.

With the Tigers unable to find a player register double- digits, putting together a winning scoreline was always going to be tough, and they ultimately succumbed to a 51-33 scoreline, content with fourth place as the Wildcats brought home the Bronze Medal.

In the battle for Gold, things were much tighter, with Romy Costa taking the lead offensively for her Bulleen Boomers side. Siam Gillam chipped in with 10 points.

For the competing Dandenong side, the spread of scorers as much more balanced, with Renee Dabas top-scoring for the game with 18 points, while Mikala Viney addedd 10 points.

This game was in the balance for the full 40 minutes but it was Bulleen who had their noses in front late, ultimately winning the game, the Gold and the National Championship by 50-45.

The Brisbane Capitals took out the Shield Gold Medal game with a thrilling two-point victory over the Gosford City Rebels 49-47, while in the battle for 5th and 6th, the Forestville Eagles defeated the Sturt Sabres 43-34.

The North Bears finished in 7th place with a win over the Maffra Eagles 54-36 and the battle for 9th and 10th went to Eastern Mavericks who defeated 57-37 over the North West Tasmania Thunder.

The Willeton Tigers clinched 11th place over the Perry Lakes Hawks 49-41. The Hawks rounding out the championship in 12th place.