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February 9, 2023

Byron Beez basketballers win silver in Coffs Harbour

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The Byron Beez U/18 girls squad after a succesful weekend in Coffs Harbour.

Byron Bay Beez U/18 girls basketball team travelled to Coffs Harbour last weekend, and came away with a silver medal in the Bronwyn Vigors Tournament.

The team was only picked the week before, and this was the first time they played together.

The team took a little while to warm up losing their opening games. Firstly to Lismore, going down narrowly 41–38. Then losing to Coffs Harbour (red) 41–30.

The first win came when they took on Coffs Harbour (black) and triumphed 27–25. They backed this up with a avenging win over Lismore 41–21.

This got them into the final where they had a rematch with Coffs Harbour (black), but they could not back-up their early win and went down 47–25.

The weekend was great preparation for the upcoming north eastern junior league.


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