Basketball SA are excited to welcome home the Ivor Burge Men and Women, and Under-20 Men and Women, upon conclusion of the 2018 U20 and Ivor Burge National Championships.
The week-long tournament held in Gosford, NSW, came to a close tonight on the 11th of February.
SA was incredibly well represented in both the Under-20 and Ivor Burge National Championships, with three teams making the Championship finals. Coming home with them will be two Silver medals resulting from Grand Final appearances by the Ivor Burge Men and Under-20 Men, both against strong Victorian teams.
SA's Ivor Burge Women were not able to get a win on the board for their 2018 campaign, but all parties were pleased with the determination and positive attitude they showed throughout the tournament.
SA's Under-20 Women, the third SA team to make Championship finals, fought hard but went down to NSW in the Bronze Medal match resulting in their fourth final position. The women were yet another team showcasing significant development both on and off the court.
Basketball Officials SA also sent four SA referees to the Championships. Basketball SA would like to congratulate Adam Gillings, Benjamin Shepherd, Matt Coombe, and Maddison Shaw on their strong performances at the tournament.
Basketball SA would like to congratulate all SA players, coaches, support staff, and parents/caregivers, on their fantastic efforts at the Championships. Basketball SA would also like to thank Basketball Australia, Basketball NSW, and Gosford City Basketball & Sports Stadium on a terrific National Championship event.