The Under 12 and Under 16 Country Basketball Championships were held in Adelaide recently.

In Under 12 Girls Division Two Riverland finished runner up after losing the Grand Final to Great Southern 34-37.

The Under 12 teams initially entered in Division Two were elevated to Division One. In the Girls competition Riverland lost a semi final to Millicent 48-51 in a contest that went to a fourth period of overtime. The Boys went down in a thrilling quarter final against Strathalbyn 35-36 and another Boys team competing in Division Three missed out on the finals by one game.

In Under 16 the Division One Boys lost to Murray Bridge 22-40 in a quarter final and in Division Three in another quarter final Riverland lost to Broken Hill 28-31.

Officials were again impressed by the Riverland teams being competitive across all grades.

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