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The Byron Bay Beez girls U/18 squad are undefeated and sit on top of the North Eastern Junior League (NEJL) after two of four rounds.

In round two, held at Tamworth over April 6-7 earlier this month, the team beat the Newcastle Falcons 66–48, the Maitland Mustangs 74–67 and the Central Coast Waves 101–53.

In round one they had another set of good wins including against the Ballina Breakers 60-52, the Lismore Storm 54–48 and the Coffs Harbour Suns 78–23.

Round three of the NEJL is to be held in Port Macquarie over May 18-19, before round four, which gives home fans a chance to see the team, which is set down for the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre over June 29-30.

The team has made it to the finals for the last two years and is determined to take it all the way in 2024.

All up the Byron Beez sent a record nine different teams to the NEJL round two.

The team is hoping to play in the premier division at the 2024 Country Championships in Shoalhaven this June, after winning the event two years ago in a lower grade.

Beez boys

Byron Beez (Black) U/18 side has also done well in the NEJL losing just one game.

In Tamworth they had wins over the Newcastle Falcons 76–56, Central Coast Waves 94-39 and the Port Macquarie Dolphins 101–67.

In the U/14s Byron Beez have division one and division two teams. Division one are also having a good year with four wins from four, putting them second on the ladder behind the Newcastle Falcons, who have played an extra game. They have competed in just one round with round two set for early May.

The division two U/14s have won three of their four games from round one and sit in sixth place on the table, with the Ballina Breakers on the top with four from four.


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