Warrnambool Junior Basketball Club proved to be the dominant force at the Portland Junior South West Classic on the weekend.
The club won nine titles, including the showpiece division one under 18 girls final.
Warrnambool defeated Ballarat 37-26 in the deciding game, reversing a qualifying round loss to the same opponent.
Other titles to go Warrnambool’s way included the under 16 division two boys, under 14 boys division one and two, under 14 girls division one, under 12 boys and girls division one and two.
Warrnambool was runner-up to Koroit in the division two girls under 18 final, losing 32-21.
It was also a successful weekend for Terang, with a 51-30 win in the under 18 boys division two final against Warracknabeal.
Warrnambol under 12 boys division two team coach Sam Stevens said the weekend’s results were a reflection of the strength of junior basketball in the city.
“The kids put a lot of hard work into their basketball and the talent that is there is very encouraging for the future,” Stevens said.
“The other great thing is the kids have a lot of fun.
The other great thing is the kids have a lot of fun.Sam Stevens
“They get to go away with their mates for the weekend, do some camping.
“It’s a chance to make a lot of great memories on and off the court.”