After only a handful of trainings together, SA Metro gelled well, starting the Championships with a 5 – 0 win – loss record. In a close game, Tasmania came out victorious in game 6, handing SA Metro their first loss for the Championships.
SA Metro bounced back after the loss, winning their final two games and looking strong heading into the finals.
A 3 point win in the Semi against ACT meant that SA Metro again faced Tasmania in the Grand Final, but this time the boys were too good for the opposition, getting the win when it counted most - final score SA Metro 13 – Tasmania 7.
More good news for the SA Metro team was to follow with Joel Spear being named in the Australian U19 3 x 3 team and Ryan Clark and Patrick Thomas named as reserves.
The SA Metro Women had a convincing start to their 3 x 3 campaign with a 19 point win over Regional NT, however a narrow 2 point loss to Queensland followed.
The SA Metro Women then went on a 6 game winning streak, before Tasmania and Vic Metro got the better of them. SA Metro beat home town rivals SA Country by the narrowest of margins to claim 5th spot.
On all accounts the Championships were thoroughly enjoyed by all, were well organised and provided a great atmosphere for all involved.
Basketball SA congratulates all athletes, coaches, the team manager and Basketball Australia on a successful inaugural Championship.