Illawarra’s junior basketballers have kicked off their upcoming season with a successful showing at the Barrengarry Conference junior gala day.
Competing against sides from across the south coast, Illawarra teams progressed to the grand final in three of the four divisions contested.
The three teams stumbled at the final hurdle, however, with the under 12 girls, under 12 boys and under 14 girls losing their respective grand finals.
The under 12 girls were defeated by Mossvale 24-6, while Queanbeyan proved too good for the under 12 boys, 38-19. The under 14 girls lost to Shoalhaven 29-18.
Kiama and Illawarra contested the under 14 boys B division, with Kiama defeating their northern rivals 16-10 on the way to a 23-8 grand final victory over Milton-Ulladulla.