Junior basketball teams storm on
LISMORE basketball is enjoying a golden run across all its age divisions.
Five junior representative teams competed in the Northern Junior League premierships – all five made it to the grand finals with three of them winning.
Grace Amey’s Under-18 girls finished the regular season third after being unable to topple the powerhouse Tamworth or Coffs Harbour.
But when the chips were down in the semis, the Storm defeated Tamworth to advance to the grand final, where they toppled Coffs for the first time to grab the gold medal.
The Lismore Under-18 boys finished the regular season tied with Tamworth on top of the table.
But when it came to the crunch the Storm were again stronger, defeating the Thunderbolts in successive finals games to take the title.
Both Under-18 squads earned the right to contest the NSW State championships in Sydney starting on August 21.