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Something in the basketball water

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Panha Doung from the Under-16 Byron Beez, who had a great match in Tamworth.
Panha Doung from the Under-16 Byron Beez, who had a great match in Tamworth.

There must be something the water in Byron Shire because with a population that is a tenth of most of the opposing teams the Byron Representative Basketball teams keeps everyone on their toes.

The opening Rep season was off to an interesting start with a rapid change of dates putting it a month earlier than planned and, as it was in Tamworth, it was a credit to all concerned to get the U18B and U16B teams together with a week’s notice.

Both the U18s and U16s teams won two of three matches played; though throughout many of the games the leaderboard swapped with alarming regularity. 

The last game played by the U18 was an example where they won by one point after a last-minute scramble by the opposition scoring a desperate three-point shot and then a foul called with nothing left on the clock. They missed one and the game was Byron’s.

With the rapid rise in popularity of basketball the competition is only going stronger.

Pictured is Panha Doung from the Under-16 Byron Beez, who had a great match in Tamworth.


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