Bunbury Bears roar to country title

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The Bunbury Basketball Association’s under-18 women’s team dominated the 2018 Basketball WA Country Championships going through undefeated to win the title in Perth at the weekend.

The Bears won all six of their qualifying games, heading into Sunday’s grand final against Geraldton as the hot favourites.

And the BBA did not disappoint, winning the game 53-36.

Tayah Burrows was the star of the match, scoring a game-high 24 points, including 10 free throws.

Cian Parsons chipped in with 12 points, while Mckayhla Pomare scored nine points.

Burrows was also named in the All-Stars team for the championships after a fantastic tournament, where she averaged more than 20 points a game.

Under-18 women’s coach Peter Harper was named the coach of the All-Stars, while Brayden Jones was named in the under-16 All-Star team.

In the under-16 men’s top division, Bunbury finished fourth with a 4-2 record, while Australind finished seventh and Eaton last.

Bunbury finished fifth with two wins from six games in the under-16 women’s championship, while Australind defeated Eaton 21-17 in the grand final of the under-16 women’s division two competition.

Bunbury’s under-18 men won three of their six games to finish their weekend in fifth, while Australind finished seventh with one win and Eaton were last.

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