Tigers tame all comers for shield: basketball

Blake Costello on the drive.Pictures: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d443624
Tigers tame all comers for shield: basketball
Tigers tame all comers for shield: basketball
Tigers tame all comers for shield: basketball
Blake Costello on the drive.Pictures: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d443624

THE Willetton Tigers last week showed their class by taking out the U14 Boys Club Championship shield competition.

Held in Floreat, the Tigers got off to a shaky start with two close calls to kick off pool F, losing to Canberra Gunners 53-49 before beating Sydney Comets 69-62, rounding out third position in their pool with a 63-43 loss to the Central Districts Lions.

It was another close game to start their push for the shield, going down to the North Adelaide Rockets 62-61 before they blew their opponents Darwin Cyclones out of the water with a 95-20 win.

Their quarterfinal match against the Southern Districts Spartans saw them take the game in a nail-biting 54-47 win before downing the Tamworth Thunder 62-46 with a dominant display in the semi final.

It was another close call in the grand final, but the Tigers pulled out the big plays to down the Canberra Gunners 48-45 to be crowned shield champions.

Roosevelt Williams was one of the most damaging players in the competition, sinking 148 points at an average of 18.5 a game, finishing fifth in the competition for total points scored, average points and third for three point shots.

Perry Lakes, Joondalup and Cockburn also competed.