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THE senior girls reigned supreme on the biggest stage of all, taking out the Basketball Victoria Champions Cup after defeating Box Hill Senior Secondary College, 64-51 at Nunawading Basketball Stadium.

The senior girls jumped out of the blocks early in front of a pulsating capacity crowd, taking an eight-point advantage into quarter-time. Box Hill Senior stormed back into the contest in the second term, cutting the deficit to just four points at the main break.

The teams rallied in the third, before the floodgates opened for Rowville, outscoring a hapless Box Hill Senior, 28-13, off the back of a stellar defensive lock-down as Rowville deprived Box Hill Senior of any momentum.

It all seemed a formality in the final quarter, with Rowville taking advantage of a number of fast-break opportunities to seal the championship win by 13 points.


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In what followed as the second championship won by the College at the Champions Cup, the junior boys prevailed over the Maribyrnong Jets by 11 points earlier in the day, 75-64.

Meanwhile, the intermediate girls were defeated by Box Hill Senior Secondary College in the grand final by nine points, while the junior girls fell three points short of the Maribyrnong Jets in their championship decider.

Final tournament results:

Senior Girls Championship

Rowville Secondary College 64 def Box Hill Senior Secondary College 51

Senior Boys Championship

Marcellin College 72 def by Box Hill Senior Secondary College 80

Intermediate Boys Championship

BHSSC 1 80 def Maribyrnong 67

Intermediate Girls Championship

BHSSC 55 def Rowville Secondary College 46

Junior Boys Championship

Maribyrnong Jets 64 def by Rowville Secondary College 75

Junior Girls Championship

Rowville Secondary College 45 def by Maribyrnong Jets 48

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In other basketball news, RSA basketballer Chloe Bibby as been selected in the Australian Jayco Under-19 Gems, ahead of the 2016 Oceania qualifiers in Suva, Fiji from December 5-10. The winner of the Oceania qualifiers will compete at the Under-19 World Championships in Italy next July.

Bibby, who plays for the Dandenong Rangers in the WNBL, is joined by other national league talent Monique Conti (Melbourne Boomers) and Lara McSpadden (Sydney Uni Flames).

Head coach Paul Goriss believes the selected side boasts quality on every line.

“We have a great depth of talent across all positions,” Goriss told Basketball Australia.

“We have selected a team with versatility, length, athleticism and speed with a defensive mindset.

“We know the Oceania championships will be challenging on and off the court but we have an adaptable and resilient team with a huge amount of national and international experience.”

Rounding out a stellar month for RSA’s basketball program, student-athlete Rebecca Jones (pictured below) has been awarded the Big V Youth Player of the Year & named the Rising Star of Division 2 Women for 2016.

Meanwhile, Ash Hilder has been awarded the Dandenong Rangers Under-20 Women Coaches Award and Defensive Player of the Year, along with Amy Baum taking out the Dandenong Rangers Youth League Women Rookie of the Year for 2016.


Teisha Shadwell and Daniel Jones represented the Knox Raiders at the Under-14 Australian Club Nationals. Teisha and her team were crowned champions to become the number-one team in Australia for 2016, while Daniel’s team placed fourth.


On the golf course, Alessandra Nagayo (pictured, top right), was the gross-winner of the Victorian Under-16 Girls Junior Classic, held in Mulgrave. The 12-year-old played well out of her age division, registering a gross score of 59 and a net score of 53.

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The Peninsula Junior Open played host to 27 RSA golfers at Portsea and Sorrento Golf Clubs. Piper Stubbs, Tyana Phan, Matthew Edwards, Jasper Stubbs and Harry Whykes all won their respective age divisions across the 36-hole competition, as they overcame challenging windy conditions.