Bunbury vets claim country title

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South West Slammers legend Aaron Edwards has led the Bunbury Basketball Association Two side to victory in the men’s veteran division of the Basketball WA Country Championships.

Edwards was named man-of-the-match for the Bears in their 35-29 win over arch-rivals Geraldton in Monday’s grand final.

The Bears Two team was made up of a number of former SBL players, including Lee Smith and Sam Fotu and was coached by Peter Old.

The victory also made up for a 52-49 loss to Geraldton on the Saturday.

Bunbury’s other men’s vets team finished last after failing to win any of their four games.

The BBA’s championship men’s team fell just short of winning the championship, losing 50-46 to Albany in the grand final.

Jay Walton scored 14 points for the Bears in the loss, with Albany’s Zac Pearson and Jackson Shaw both scoring 12 points.

In the men’s division two, Bunbury finished third after winning three of their five games.

Collie lost the division three grand final to Geraldton 47-30.

Harvey finished fifth after claiming just one win, while Australind were last after losing their five games.

Dardanup lost the division four grand final to Waroona 36-33, despite finishing first in their pool.

Australind won two of their four games to finish fourth in the same pool.

Pinjarra defeated Australind 50-40 in the fifth division grand final, while Collie finished their pool in fourth with two wins and Harvey finished third in the other.

In the women’s divisions, Australind finished last in the championship grade after losing all six of their matches, while they finished third in division three with four wins from seven games.

Eaton’s women’s side lost the division four grand final to Northam 27-22, despite not losing a game during the round robin fixtures.

Collie finished fifth in the same division with just one win.

In division five, Harvey won the championship after claiming victory over Mukinbudin in the grand final, 32-23.

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