Sunbury Jets have their sights set on winning the Big V youth league girls division 2 title this season.
The side made a grand final series appearance for the first time in 2015, then backed it up with another finals appearance last season.
And they’re keen to keep the momentum going.
Things are going to plan so far for the Jets, which sit on top of the ladder with a 13-2 record.
On Sunday, they were too strong for Blackburn, running away with a 59-41 win powered by 17 points from Chloe Angove and nine rebounds from Kirby Elliot.
Coach Andrew Seidel said this season’s side had a mixture of returning and new players.
“Most of the core seven players were there last year.
“With the new players our structures and processes [that we] put in place have taken a little longer to gel.
“I think we surprised a few teams over the last five to six weeks.”
Seidel said Kirby Elliott was one of the new players who had really stood up, taking him and the coaching group by surprise.
“She’s only 15 years of age and was one of the last players picked in the side,” he said.
“She’s a starting five player now. As far as I’m concerned it’s positive to show other girls in the area if you do the hard work you’ll get the opportunities.
“We want to develop the club so the youth and junior players are coming into the senior side.
“If you can keep developing juniors and get them to stick with the program and have the right staff and processes in place, you start to have some success.”
Nyomi Stowers, has been another standout for the Jets, averaging 16 points a game, the second best in the division.
The Jets’ youth league division 1 men’s team is also on track for another finals appearance, sitting third.
At the weekend, the Jets went down to second-placed Werribee 91-79 on Saturday night. They next play Coburg Giants on Sunday.