Tournament Wrap Up: Under 12 Boys
Defeated Leongatha Lightning 53-29
The boys got their tournament off to the best possible start, taking a 26-11 lead into the half time break. Lead by Ethan Hearn with 21 points and well supported by Ryder Roberts with 10 and Tom Kiddle with 6 points, the Stingrays kept their foot down to run away with a 24 point win.
Defeated Horsham Hornets 47-31
Another fast start was again a big factor in this game, with the Stingrays leading 13-20 at the break. As in the first game, the Stingrays pulled away even more in the second half to secure a 16 point win. Ethan Hearn again lead all scorers with 12 points, as Tom Kiddle had another good game with 8 points and Rohan Evans also had 8.
Defeated Wallan Panthers 34-12
The Stingrays would have been warned about the dangers of the third game of the day, with tiredness beginning to set in. However the boys did their hard work in the first half, with a dominant defensive display by holding the Panthers to only 2 points and a 13 point lead. Ethan Hearn continued his dominance with 15 points as did Tom Kiddle with 6 points and Ryder Roberts with 5.
Defeated Lakes Entrance Pelicans 55-33
Getting off to a good start must have appeared on the coaches whiteboard once or twice, as the boys again put the game beyond doubt with a 26-11 lead. What would have been most pleasing for Coach Reardon was that the boys did not give up the effort in the second half, as they extended their lead to 22 by the end of the game. With 9 players hitting the scoreboard, it was William Ilsley and Jai Natonewski with 10 points each who lead the way.
Defeated Yarra-Mul Lakers 41-15
5 games in and the Stingrays continued their ability to start well, jumping out to a 26-7 point advantage that they then extended to 26. Once agin 9 players hit the scoreboard, with Ethan Hearn having another big game with 17 points with support from Jai Natonewski with 8 points.
Defeated Kyneton Tigers 100-6
Six games in two days would see most teams starting to feel tired and slow down, but for the Stingrays, Number 6 was their biggest win for the tournament, thrashing the Tigers by 94. 6 players hit double figures, with 21 points from Ethan Hearn, 15 from Jai Natonewski and and 14 from Rohan Evans.
Lost to Terang Tornadoes 37-65
For the first time in the tournament, the Stingrays trailed at half time and it would prove to be insurmountable The Tornadoes jumped the Stingrays to take a 6-0 lead and the Stingrays were playing catch up for the rest of the game. Despite the loss, Coach Reardon would have been most impressed with the fact that all 10 players hit the scoreboard. Ethan Hearn lead the way with 8 points and Tom Kiddle had 7 points.