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Thank you note to BNT Challenge Referees.

Referee Supervisors/Educators, Steve Smith, Chris Hayden and Brenton Holtham would like to thank those referees who helped make the 2014 BNT Challenge a success. Read their note to the participating referees.more

U18 Boys Darwin Storm v Alice Springs

In a fast paced and sometimes volatile match Darwin Crocs beat a strong Alice Springs side 34-24.Top scorer for Darwin was Cooper Emher with 24 and for Alice Springs Nigel Lockyer finished on 17.more

U16 Girls Darwin Crocs v Alice Springs

In an absolute nail biter Darwin Crocs defeated Alice Springs 38-35
Top scorer was Ashlee Walsh for Darwin with 9. The scoring was shared around very evenly throughout the team.
Top scorer for Alice Springs was Felisha Swan on 10. Darwin Crocs won the first half 12-7 and 13-4. Alice Springs had a strong second half 16-9 and 8-4 but missed the win by 3 points.more

U18 West Arnhem Girls v U18 Darwin Girls

The stadium was electric during the u18 Girls Granfinal.West Arnhem's Terrizeida Maramila attacked the basketball repeatedly with some amazing skills and top scored with 14 points. Best on court for Darwin was Kira Pendlebury with 18. Darwin was undermanned with only 5 players but lasted til the final siren with a score of 41-32more

U 16 Boys Darwin Storm v Darwin Crocs

U16 Boys Grand final
Darwin Storm defeated Darwin Crocs 35-32
Top Scorer for Storm was Kaleb Pene on 22 points
Top Scorer for Crocs was Matteo Rowse on 17 points. Three players fouled out for Crocs. The atmosphere was tense throughoutmore

U14 Girls Darwin Storm v Darwin Thunder

Darwin Storm u14 girls had a great win over Darwin Storm. Final score 57-39. Top scorer for Storm was Ambah Kowcun and for Thunder Indiana Willoughby. Storm won the first half 35-11 but Thunder took the second half 27-22, unfortunately it was not enough to take the match.more

U14 Boys Grandfinal Darwin Crocs v Darwin Storm

In another close Grandfinal Darwin Crocs won the Grandfinal over Darwin Storm. Final score 57-40. Top scorer for Crocs was Cody Taylor and for Storm James Tooheymore

U12 Boys Play Off 3rd -4th. Palmerston v Darwin Storm

Palmerston had an exciting win over Darwin Storm in the u12s. The Palmerston team who had participants from Coomalie and Bachelor played exceptionally well as team given that they only met on day one of the Challenge. Bayden Collins was top scorer for the combined Palmerston team and top scorer for Storm was Braith Schloss. With a final score of 36-33 it was a match worth watchingmore

U12 Boys Grand Final Darwin Crocs v Alice Springs

In a close match for the u12 Boys Grandfinal Darwin took the win 43-36.Mixon Laurel top scored for Crocs, while Shaun Byrne put the points on the board for Alice. Alice lead in the first quarter but a second quarter burst of 17 to 7 saw Crocs head in to half time with the lead. Alice came out fighting in the third, winning the quarter 12-11 but a consistent effort from Crocs saw them take the winmore

U12 Girls Grand Final Darwin Storm v Darwin Crocs

The Darwin Storm girls took out the u12 girls Grandfinal winning 45-22 over Darwin Crocs. Storm came out strong with a 13-3 opening quarter. Crocs fought back in the second but strong scoring from Lesha Rendberg saw Storm keep the lead. Sharayah Lee was consistant throught the game for Crocs.more

U12 Girls Victoria Daly v Darwin Crocs

What a game for the Victoria Daly girls coming up against the powerhouse Darwin Crocs and only going down by 1 point! Crocs won the first,second and fourth quarters 6-4,12-10,10-9. The Victoria Daly girls won the third 16-10. Both teams showed tremendous spirit and good sportsmanshipmore

U18 West Arnhem Girls v U18 Ngukurr Girls

In match reflective of the whole Challenge, we saw great sportsmanship, outstanding athleticism and cheeky smiles on Court 2 at 9am. West Arnhem taking the match in a close game throughout with final score of 35-33.Terrizeida Maramila top scored with 30 points. Melissa Andrews led the scoring for Ngukurr. A fantastic game was enjoyed by a large vocal crowd!more

Sunday Referee Allocations 2014 BNT Challenge

Click on the "more" button to be taken to the page where you can access a 'pdf' version of the referee's roster for Sunday games in the BNT Challenge.more

U16 Girls East Arnhem V West Arnhem

East Arnhem u16g played West Arnhem U18gs tonight, amidst much cheering and celebrating. The girls athleticism was exemplary and their enthusiasm was catching.West Arnhem won the first,third and last quarters while East Arnhem took the second 6-4more

Victoria Daly v Palmerston U14 Girls

What a fantastic atmosphere there was on Court 2! Victoria Daly and Palmerston/Coomalie had a great match up with a close game throughout. Plenty of cheering saw a third quarter go Palmerston/Coomlaie's way 28-21.The final score of 40-31 was secondary to the smiles!more

U16 Girls Jikminggan Alice Springs

Alice Springs u16 girls and their coaching team showed great sportsmanship today towards the young girls from Jilkminggan. With Jikminggan undermanned, Alice Springs offered to play with only 4 players and also allowed "overage" player and Event Manager Judy Smith to take the court to help the girls amass 36 points and have a great time doing so. Alice Springs took the game 74-36.more

U16 Boys Jikminggan v East Arnhem

Jikminggan and east Arnhem had a fast paced game which stayed close in the scoring throughout.Jikminggan had all players hitting baskets,while East Arnhem's Rowen Gaykamamangu was the high scorer with 28 points.more

U14 Girls Alice Springs v Victoria Daly

U14 Girls Alice Springs played the athletic and always smiling girls from Victoria Daly on Court 2 at 2pm today. The Alice Springs girls came out hard in the first quarter 18-2. Victoria Daly had a great last quarter with 11 points to Alice's 12.more

BNT Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Game

The BNT Challenge crowd enjoyed an exhibition match of Wheelchair Basketball on the Court 1 show court.The teams included Rollers players Tom O'Neil Thorne and CJ Grogan and Para Olympians Melanie Hall and Liam Hunter. Players from the BNT Challenge were invited were invited to have a go and many took to opportunity to participate.more

U18 Boys Filipino League v West Arnhem

10-10 in the first Quarter set up a tight match between the Filo boys and West Arnhem. 13-12 in the Second Quarter with Tyrone Ceba high scoring. The third quarter was again evenly matched with 11-11 and the last quarter saw West Arnhem pull ahead 13-10. With a final score of 46-44 it was a great match up.more

U12 Girls Palmerston v Alice Springs

Alice Springs u12 Girls had a great game against Palmerston/Coomalie u12 Girls. Alice Springs shared the scoring in a great team effort. Palmerston/ Coomalie girls who met for the first time at yesterdays game played really well as a team.more

U16 Boys Darwin Crocs v Darwin Storm

The two u16s Darwin teams battled it out on Court 3 this morning with Storm coming out on top over Crocs with a tight score line of 38-37. Storm won the first two quarters 14-8 and 14-11 but Crocs fought back in the last , outscoring Storm 12-2more

u18 B Darwin Crocs v Alice Springs

In a close game to kick off this mornings Challenge we saw Darwin Crocs take on Alice Springs in the u18s Boys comp. With a final score of 39 -43 Alice Springs took the win outscoring Darwin in the 1st and last quarters.more

Saturday Referee Assignments

Click on the "more" button to see the SATURDAY assignments in the 2014 BNT Challengemore

U12 Girls Victoria Daly V Alice Springs

In a fantastic game between Victoria Daly and Alice Springs in which sportsmanship and teamwork was shown Victoria Daly proved to strong taking the win 28 to 13. Alice Springs had a great last half keeping the game close.more

U16 Boys Alice Springs V Jikminggan

Alice Springs won in a well fought game by Jikminggan 78-14. Jikminggan held their heads up and played hard right until the end. The boys showing great sportsmanship all game. Jikminggan played every minute with courage.more

U18 Boys Alice Springs V Filipino League

A hard played game by Alice Springs leading them to a 26 point win against the Filipino League. Alice Springs starting the game strong creating a 15 point lead. An excellent last quarter by the Filipino League matching Alice Springs for points. Final score 22-48.more

U16 Boys East Arnhem V West Arnhem

West Arnhem matching East Arnhem for points in the fourth quarter in a hard played game. East Arnhem showed their strength taking the game 32 to 16. A strong 2nd Quarter by East Arnhem helped them keep their lead 18-5 at half time and West Arnhem backing up by playing a strong last quarter.more

U16 Girls Jikminggan V West Arnhem

West Arnhem played fantastically against Jikminggan taking out the win 29-8. Jikminggan showed great defense keeping West Arnhem to only scoring 2 points in the 3rd quarter. A well played game by both teams.more

U14 Girls Darwin Thunder V Palmerston

Palmerston showing strong in a hard game against Darwin Thunder who took the win 61 to 2. With a brand new Palmerston team they showed enormous effort and continued to play hard. Darwin Thunder played strong defense allowing them to make many fast-breaksmore

U14 Boys Palmerston V Darwin Storm

With great persistence shown by Palmerston, Darwin Storm showed to strong taking the lead 68 to 12. Palmerston's players only meeting as they walked onto the court, with kids from Litchfield, Daly River, Coomali and Palmerston showed great teamwork throughout the whole game.more

16/18 Girls Darwin Crocs V Darwin 18's

In a close game between Darwin Crocs and Darwin 18s, with Crocs coming out with the win by a 5 point margin; 33 to 21. Darwin Crocs breaking away in the last quarter to secure their win after a tied 3 quarters.more

U12 Girls Palmerston V Darwin Crocs

Darwin Crocs taking the win against Palmerston with a 36 to 13 win. Keeping the scoring close in the 4th quarter Darwin Crocs showed their strength. Darwin's defense led them to their win gaining many fast-break points. Great sportsmanship was shown by both teams.more

U14 Girls Darwin Storm V Victoria Daly

Darwin Storm for Victoria Daly in the u14s Girls Comp winning 71 to 21. Vitoria Daly played strong against a tough Darwin side of more experienced players.Both teams spread the scoring evenly.more

BNT Challenge Opening Ceremony

The 2014 BNT Challenge kicked off at 3pm with over 40 teams marching in. With a Welcome to Country by Donna Jackson and speeches by Andrew Farley Executive Officer from BNT and Timmy Duggan.With lots of happy players expecting a weekend of fun and great basketball the competition began on a "Happy" note.more

One draw change - under 14 girls finals

Please note that the under 14 girls grand final will now be played at 4.00pm on Sunday, rather than 3.00pm as listed on the printable draw. The game time is 4.00pm on the website drop down menu.more

BNT Challenge Referee Roster for Friday

Please click on the "more" button to be taken to the page where you can access the Referee Roster for Friday Games in the 2014 BNT Challengemore

Challenge Draw (version 2) is available to download

The final version of the Challenge draw can be downloaded by clicking on the 'more' button. This version includes our late entry teams from Jilkminggan and Darwin, which gives a total of 44 teams in the Challenge. The draw is also available under the "Draws and Results' drop down menu.more

More game reports from the U18 Nationals

The Australian Under 18 Championships are coming to an end, with coach Phil Collins providing game reports on the BNT boys v North Queensland, Tasmania, WA Country and WA Metro. Click the 'more' button to read the reports.more

Help needed to billet two young referees

BNT are bringing two young male referees, aged 16, up from Sydney to help us cover the 260 refereeing spots during the Challenge, and we would really appreciate if a local basketball family could billet the boys during that time. If you can help out, please email Judy Smith judy.smith@westnet.com.au or phone 0438417945more

Wednesday - Extra teams, new draw underway

The Jikminggan community has entered an under 16 boys and girls team, while the Darwin association has entered an additional under 18 boys team for the Challenge. We welcome these 3 additional teams, which brings the total number of Challenge teams to 44. The new draw will be advertised via the website by the end of Wednesday. Thanks for your patience.more

More refs needed as first clinic is scheduled

All referees who have registered, or are still to register, their intent to officiate the BNT Challenge are asked to attend a training clinic on Tuesday 15th April from 6.00-9.00pm at Darwin Basketball stadium, court 5. The clinic will prepare referees for the event, and discuss the challenges of tournament officiating v's league officiating.more

Want to do the Level 0 Coaching Course at the Challenge?

BNT is inviting any interested coaches, or potential coaches, to register for one of the Level 0 coaching courses which will be held during the Challenge. One course will run Friday 18th 6-8pm while the second will be Saturday 10-12.00. Coaches have a choice of either course. Click 'more' for additional information and registration process.more

Match reports from Australian Under 18s

The BNT boys are currently playing in the Under 18 Nationals in Canberra. Coach Phil Collins has been impressed with the improvement in the boy's games despite the results. Phil has identified defence and boxing out as issues to work on. Reports from yesterday's games against NSW Country and SA Country can be read by clicking the 'more' button.more

Darwin Basketball Announce teams for Challenge

Under the coordination of Rozi Carbone, the DBA junior teams to compete in the 2014 BNT Challenge have been finalised and announced. 15 teams have been confirmed, with an additional team still in the making. Please click the 'more' button to read Rozi's message to the players and also the full squad and team lists.more

NT boys about to take to the courts at Nationals

The Under 18 National Championships are set to start Thursday 10th April in Canberra. The NT boys have arrived safely and have had their first run on the championships courts. To follow all the action of the Championships, go to Basketball Australia website: www.basketball.net.au/championships/u18more

Basketball NT finds a new home

The offices of Basketball NT are now located at 4/25 Vanderlin Drive, Casuarina. Most of the relocation occurred earlier this week, but the final installation of furniture will continue through the week. Drop in and say hello, with the office open 9.00am till late Monday to Friday. Board member Chris Hayden is pictured assembling bookcases for the office.more

Basketball Centre of Excellence opens in Darwin

Australian Boomers head coach Andrej Lemanis was in Darwin on Saturday April 5 to launch the Basketball NT Centre of Excellence, a new initiative to provide elite development and heightened opportunities to talented junior NT basketballers. A good crowd of BNT officials,parents,coaches and development players were on hand for the opening.more

U16 Northern Territory full squads released

Please click on 'more' for full athlete lists of the Northern Territory squads for the U16 National Championships.
U16 GIRLS next practice is at Darwin High School on Sunday, April 13 from 8.00am-10.00am.
U16 BOYS next practice is at Darwin High School on Sunday, April 13 from 10.00am-12.00pm.
Team lists will be released after the BNT challenge on Monday, April 21.more

BNT Challenge offers more that just games

The BNT Challenge over the Easter break will offer far more than just games of basketball. A clinic for players, a level O coaching course, a referee course, an advanced coaching clinic, an administrators workshop as well as a fun time at Darwin Wave Park will provide participants with both fun and educational programs around the games.more

U16 Northern Territory team trial dates announced

Basketball Northern Territory has released the trail dates for the 2014 U16 Australian Junior National Championships in both Darwin and Alice Springs.See Flyers
Darwin - @ Darwin High School (The Tank)
- March 29th - Girls 8am-10am & Boys 10am-12pm
- March 30th - Girls 8am-10am & Boys 10am-12pm
Alice Springs - @ ASBA
- April 6th - Girls and Boys 2-4pmmore

Fantastic response to first call for volunteers

Over 20 people have already volunteered there services to help with the 2014 BNT Challenge. Most of those people came forward at the Darwin Basketball meeting held on Thursday night. However, there are still more jobs to be done, so if you would like to join our happy band of volies, please email Judy Smith on judy.smith@westnet.com.aumore

Referees - We need your help at the Challenge

The Basketball NT Challenge is coming up, and organiser Judy Smith, is putting out a call for referees to help with the event. "The Challenge will be held over Easter from Good Friday to Easter Monday, and with at least 40 teams anticipated to enter, we need many local referees to help us". Contact Judy on judy.smith@westnet.com.au if you can help.more

Alice Springs names players for 2014 Challenge

Congratulations to the Alice Springs Association for their excellent preparations for the 2014 NT Challenge. The Association have named their 7 teams and coaching staffs for the Challenge and are training hard to ensure their teams represent Alice with pride.more

Updated information about the 2014 NT Challenge

If you are looking for information about the 2014 NT Challenge, please go to the menu "2014 NT Challenge". The NT Challenge will be conducted over Easter for boys and girls in the age groups of under 12, under 14, under 16 and under 18 age groups.more

Event Manger appointed for 2014 Challenge

International basketball administrator, Judy Smith, has been appointed Event Manager for the 2014 NT Challenge. Judy is in Darwin this week, meeting with key people and assessing the status of preparations to date. Judy will work remotely from her home in Coffs Harbour, returning to Darwin on a full time basis towards the end of March.more

BNT STATEMENT ON 2014 U18 AJC GIRLS TEAM

Basketball Northern Territory has made a statement on the 2014 U18 Australian Junior Championship girls team. Please click on 'more' to read this statement in full.more

2014 MASTERS GAMES

Alice Springs Masters Games on 11-18 October features 33 sports including Basketball.
Please click on 'more' for more information.more
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2014 NT Challenge

Join us at the Territory's biggest Junior Basketball Event

18th - 21st April 2014
Darwin Basketball Stadium

Teams from East and West Arnhem, Katherine, Victoria Daly, Alice Springs, Nauiyu, Palmerston and Darwin will compete in this year's Challenge.

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