Day Seven Under 20 & IB Wrap
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Day Seven Under 20 & IB Wrap

The Under 20 & Ivor Burge Championships wrapped up on Saturday at Kalamunda with split results for the WA Under 20 teams.

The day started for WA with the bronze medal match between the WA Under 20 Women and Queensland.

Queensland got off to a quick start behind eight points from star youngster Alicia Froling, to take a seven point lead into quarter time.

Despite WA working hard Queensland had extended their lead to 13 points at halftime, leaving the home side with some work to do.

Despite a better showing on the offensive end of the floor, WA was unable to make any inroads into the lead, still down by 13 at the last quarter.

Queensland managed to get the lead out to as much as 21 points in the last quarter however the home side pushed hard behind strong fourth quarter performances from Hannah Throns (11 points) and Mikayla Pirini (8 points).

The damage had already been done though and WA went down 76-68 to finish fourth.

Hannah Throns (22 points 9 rebounds), Jessie Edwards (17 points and 18 rebounds) and Mikayla Pirini (13 points, 5 assists) led the charge for WA.

Kristy Wallace led the scoring for Queensland with 24 points to go with 5 rebounds and 6 assists while star youngster Alicia Froling had 21 points and 13 rebounds.

The Under 20 Men then hit the court next to take on Tasmania in the playoff for positions five and six.

WA started well with a four point lead at quarter time, extending that lead to 15 points by the main break.

Tasmania came out strong after half time to cut the deficit to just five points at the last break.

Behind 13 points from Brendan Tucek and Rhys Vague WA held on for an eight point victory to claim fifth spot after a tough start to the week.

Brenda Tucek (17 points, 6 rebounds) and Rhys Vague (15 points, 7 rebounds) led the way for WA while Tanner Krebs (11 points, 10 rebounds) and Kai Woodfall (10 points) performed well for Tasmania.

The Ivor Burge Men & Women wrapped up their tournaments the day before with the Men finishing in seventh spot and the Women in sixth. Both teams performed admirably over the week, representing WA well.

Congratulations to all four teams, the coaches and the three WA referees who participated over the week.

The Kalamunda District Basketball Association also did WA proud, hosting a great tournament for the third time since 2008.

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