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LAKERS MEN 2015 COUNTRY CHAMPIONS

The Lakers Men recovered from a dismal first day at the 2015 SA Country Basketball Senior Championships to finish strongly and win the A Grade Grand Final over last year’s grand finalist, Murray Bridge 54-46. It was a “bitter sweet win” after Murray Bridge dumped the Lakers out of the finals last year.more

BUSY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SEASON

Basketball Mount Gambier Junior and Senior representative teams are lining up to a busy next few weeks, participating in Tournaments.

The Senior Men and Women Lakers’ teams travel to Adelaide this weekend to compete in the annual SA Country Basketball Senior Championships. While overall numbers are low in terms of nominations, the high quality of players has been maintained.more

LOCAL SUMMER BASKETBALL RESUMES

Basketball Mount Gambier’s Summer Basketball season resumes next Tuesday when the two Divisions of Under 12 Boys participate in their training sessions and games at 5pm and 6pm. The two Divisions of Men’s B Grade and Women’s Social follow.more

AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY CUP SUCCESS

The SA Country Junior Basketball contingent which competed in the 2015 Australian Country Basketball Cup came home with the Under 18 Women’s title and the Beth Serle Cup. Junior Lakers first year players, Tenille Gray and Brenna McKay were members of the winning Sharks team, which defeated the Vic. Settlers 54-53. Glenn Mathieson of Naracoorte coached the team.more

JUNIOR LAKERS INVOLVED IN CUP OPENING CEREMONY

Three Junior Lakers basketballers were involved in the Australian Country Basketball Junior Cup Opening Ceremony conducted at Wodonga last Monday prior to the first round of matches of the Cup.more

SPORTING SCHOLARSHIP TO JOLLEY

Talented sportswoman, Danika Jolley of Mount Gambier, has been awarded a Wendt Ey Sporting Scholarship to assist her in her commitment to gain the required qualifications and experience to achieve elite standards in basketball officiating.more

JUNIOR LAKERS AWARDED SPORTING SCHOLARSHIPS

Six Mount Gambier junior basketballers, who will represent SA Country at the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup, have been awarded City of Mount Gambier Junior Sports Assistance Fund scholarships. These Scholarships are an initiative of the City of Mount Gambier & District of Grant Councils to provide financial assistance to junior sportspersons, who have been chosen to represent the State.more

JUNIOR LAKERS TO REPRESENT SA COUNTRY BASKETBALL

Nineteen Junior Lakers will represent the SA Country Basketball Council at two premier events later this month. Sixteen Under 14, 16 and 18 Lakers will travel to Albury NSW, to compete in the 2015 Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup, while three Under 15 players will compete in the Southern Cross Challenge at the Victorian Basketball Centre in Melbourne.more

Check Here for U15s Southern Cross Challenge

Three of our Under 15's have been selected to represent South Australia Country at the Southern Cross Challenge being held 18th - 21st January 2015 in Melbourne Vic.more

Check Here For Australian Country Cup Country Results 2015

We have sixteen juniors representing SA Country in the
Australian Junior country Basketball Cup 2015 competing from 12th January to the 17th January 2015. You can check out the full sites or individual results.more

BASKETBALL SPECIALIST COACHING CAMP

Dean Kinsman, former Head Coach of the Women’s Program at the AIS, ran a series of skills sessions for Junior Lakers squad members, SA Country representatives and local coaches last Saturday & Sunday.

This outstanding Camp was made possible through the City of Mt Gambier Junior Sports Assistance Fund & the generous sponsorship of the Mt Gambier & District Communinity Branch of the Bendigo Bank.more
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