Under-14 girls Coasters star at country champs
PORTLAND’S under-14 girls Coasters have exceeded expectations during the Basketball Victoria Country Championships in Ballarat across the weekend.
After qualifying for division one with four wins across play on Friday and Saturday, the Coasters went up against eventual champions Ballarat in the semi-finals, going down 44-13 to finish the tournament fifth overall.
Co-coach Jeremy Morton, who mentored the side with Mick Jennings, was proud of the girls efforts.
“Mick and I were over the moon, it was more than we could hope for; to finish top five with sides like Ballarat Wodonga, Bendigo and Southern Peninsula who are all the big players in country basketball,” Morton said.