Warrnambool under 14 basketball team stands tall

A WARRNAMBOOL junior basketball team has added another achievement to its growing list.

The Tim Rantall-coached under 14 boys finished fifth at the national junior classic in Melbourne on Monday.

The Seahawks were the only country-based outfit in the 16-team competition, which included line-ups from Melbourne, South Australia, New South Wales and the ACT.

Warrnambool earned its spot at the national junior classic after winning the under 14 Victoria country championships title in March.

Rantall said the Seahawks won four of their six games at the weekend, labelling their achievement “an excellent effort”.

“The guys teamed really well together,” he said.

“We were a little undersized — some sides had six-foot-three players in their sides. Our boys worked hard to box them out and we got used to playing pressured basketball.”

Warrnambool will now switch its focus to the national club championships in Albury in October.

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