Wingham and Taree West into primary school final

The Saxby’s Stadium Cup for primary school basketball supremacy in the Manning/Great Lakes will have a new name engraved on it following the final of the current competition which is set down for Saturday morning.

Forster won the first competition played in term 4 last year, St Joseph’s are the current holders following their win in term 1 this year and the current competition will see Wingham and Taree West battle for the Cup to wrap up primary school basketball for the year.

The Wingham boys qualified for the final with a good win over Wingham mixed last Saturay morning and Taree West took their place in the final with a hard fought semi final win over St Josephs.

The final is set to commence at 9.30am Saturday morning at Saxby’s Stadium on court one while the playoff for third position between St Josephs and Wingham mixed will be played at the same time on court two.

Chatham will not play on Saturday morning but their players should be in attendance for the trophy presentation which will take place around 10.30am.

Wingham boys enter the final as favourites being undefeated throughout the competition but were forced to a 24 all draw back on the 13 October 2012 by Taree West, which indicates the final will produce close and exciting basketball.

Josh McTaggart, Lisiate Hull and Blake Carey were all in sparking form for Wingham boys in their semi final win to finish 15, 12 and 10 points respectively and they will need to bring that level of play again on Saturday morning to take the Saxby’s Stadium Cup back to Wingham.

Taree West rely on the trio of Rory Mitchell, Ryan Thompson and Trae Gersbach for most of their points and these boys will need to bring their ‘A’ game and get valuable contributions from their team mates to topple the competition front runners, Wingham boys.

Primary school basketball at Saxby’s Stadium will be back again in term 1 next year and with the older players from the current competition heading to high school in 2013, it will open up places from the next crop of young players who will be in years 4, 5 and 6 next year to take part in the fun and games.

The Taree Tornadoes will once again be competing in the Waratah Northern Junior League next year and boys born 2000 or 2001 who are interested in trying out for U14 representative basketball are welcome to attend the training sessions which are conducted at Saxby’s Stadium on Sundays between 4.00pm and 5.30pm.  

Information about all things basketball is available by contacting Taree Basketball at Saxby's Stadium on telephone 6551 7456 or email



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