Bouncing against the Fleurieu teams

Total control: Gabrielle Priddle comfortable dribbles the ball around the court and between Millicent Magic players.
Total control: Gabrielle Priddle comfortable dribbles the ball around the court and between Millicent Magic players.

The Great Southern Basketball Tournament attracted 45 teams and over 400 competitors from around the state to play off for the bragging rights of best in the south.

With coaches and families in wake, the teams descended onto Victor Harbor for the event, nicknamed the South Coast Slam Basketball Carnival.

Held over December 1 – 2 was an exciting time for basketball games were hosted at the Encounter Lutheran College, Goolwa Sports Stadium, Investigator College (Victor Harbor) and the Victor Harbor Rec Centre.

While the Great Southern Slammers were unlucky in some situations, both the Under 12 Boys and Under 14 Boys Div 2 teams performed exceptionally, both winning their Grand Finals in spectacular fashion.

Full Grand Final results were as follows:

U12 Boys: Great Southern Slammers 2 beat Millicent Magic 2, 48 - 12.

U12 Girls: Murray Bridge Bullets beat Millicent Magic, 16 - 14. 

U14 Boys Div 1, Barossa Settlers beat Great Southern Slammers, 60 - 21.

U14 Boys Div 2, Great Southern Slammers 1 beat Great Southern Slammers 2, 50 - 22.

U14 Girls, Millicent Magic beat Great Southern Slammers 1, 39 - 26. 

U16 Boys Div 1, Barossa Settlers beat Riverland, 49 - 37. 

U16 Boys Div 2, Basketball Blitz beat Great Southern Slammers, 57 - 29. 

U16 Girls Div 1, Riverland beat Southern Tigers, 44 - 13. 

U18 Boys, Barossa Settlers beat Basketball Blitz, 26 - 25.

U18 Girls, Millicent Magic beat Murray Bridge Bullets, 51 - 32.

Of particular note in the games was Under 18 Boy’s Kasper Muirhead's performance.

Scoring a total of 75 points over the tournament he managed to average 18.75 points per game.

Managing to land himself with the highest average of all players for the tournament.

Over in the Under 18 Girl’s competition the entire girls team was impressive managing to hit 12 three point shots, more than most other teams. Amber Rose hit five, Amy Kerr and Gabrielle Priddle hit three and Jordyn Stock hit one.