Lakeside and Cockburn basketball clubs laud homegrown junior champions


The championship winning Cockburn Cougars U18-2 team.
Picture: Cockburn Cougars Facebook
The championship winning Cockburn Cougars U18-2 team. Picture: Cockburn Cougars Facebook

FOUR junior basketball teams from Lakeside and Cockburn were dubbed champions as the 2017 WA Basketball League season drew to a close on Sunday.

Lakeside Lightning’s under 12-2 boys kicked off the success with a 51-42 win over Willetton on the back of a huge 14-point effort from Bryce Gimeno, who was ably supported by teammates Thomas Vink and Jonah Palelei who scored 10 points each.

It was a local derby in the under-14-2 girls competition with Lakeside just taking the 54-51 win over Cockburn.

Isabel Taylor top scored for Lakeside with 26, while a huge 33 contribution from Cockburn’s Ashleigh Reidy was not enough to get her team over the line.

Lakeside’s under-14-4 boys completed the triple, taking down Mandurah 53-49 thanks to a 20-point effort from Sam McInnis.

Cockburn closed out the successful weekend with a 74-70 win over Lakeside.

Zachary Watkinson top scored for Cockburn with 25 while Lakeside’s Matthew Teale scored a game high 26 points.

Lakeside’s under-12-3 boys and 16-2 boys went down in their respective grand finals.

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