The Melton Thoroughbreds’ young guns have tasted success at the Basketball Victoria Country Championships.
Competing in the under-12 and under-14 age groups, the young Thoroughbreds came away with two titles in the school holidays.
The Thoroughbreds’ under-14 boys won the division 2 final against Mildura Heat 50-38.
Amarion Aning top-scored for the Thoroughbreds with 13 points in the decider, capping off a good tournament in which he scored double figures in several games. Zac Dransman and Reece McGrath also scored double figures in the grand final.
The Thoroughbreds won seven of their nine matches on the way to the title.
The under-14 girls side made the quarter-finals in division 3 before losing in overtime to the Warrugal Warriors.
Olivia Falzon top-scored for the Thoroughbreds.
The under-12 girls claimed their division 2 title.
The Thoroughbreds had little trouble in the grand final against Sale Sonics, winning 40-16. There was an even spread of scorers for the Thoroughbreds with Elle Price (14 points) and Maddison Brady (seven points) leading the way.
The Thoroughbreds won seven of their nine matches across the week.
The under-12 boys were knocked out in the quarter-finals of division 3, losing to Horsham Hornets 45-41.
The Melton Thoroughbreds’ Big V sides had the Easter break off.
The men’s side, which is sitting seventh with a 3-4 record, will be on the road on Saturday night against the North East Bushrangers.
The fourth-placed women’s division 2 side will face third-placed Coburg Giants on Sunday, while the youth league 2 men’s side will be at Melton on Saturday night, playing the Western Port Steelers.