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Byron Bay Basketball Association held their senior carnival at the Cavanbah Centre last weekend in preparation for hosting Sunshine Conference games this week.

‘It was a much smaller carnival this year, team numbers were down, but we still had players from Melbourne, Tasmania, Brisbane and the Sunny Coast,’ Byron Bay’s Jenny Ogle said.

‘They come to meet old friends every year and all teams went away saying they love coming to this carnival and will be back next year.

‘The winning women’s team was the Rimshots while the Rusty Trombones took out the men’s category.

‘The Rimshots won the carnival for the third year running. They played our less experienced Byron Beez team who were playing for the first time together.

‘They showed a great team effort over the whole weekend winning three out of four games to get to the finals .

‘The Trombones once again showed up in numbers to support this event, taking the win from our local team the Spangled Drongos by a winning margin of 44-32’.

The major senior basketball competition in the Northern Rivers, the Sunshine Conference, got underway earlier this month.

The Byron Bay team has won both of its opening games, beating the Valley Braves Black 94–75 and then taking  a 88–87 victory over the Coffs Harbour Suns.

This weekend the men have a double header taking on the Valley Braves on Saturday and then the Ballina Breakers on Sunday.

The Byron Bay  women Beez have their first game of the season on Sunday at 11am against the Ballina Breakers.

All the action is at the Cavanbah Centre.

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