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Wimmera basketballers win squad selection

Brodie Pope.

Brodie Pope.

Several junior Wimmera basketballers are preparing to compete at a higher level after winning selection for Southern Cross Challenge and Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup squads.

Three Horsham Amateur Basketball Association players will head to Albury for the 2019 Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup.

Brodie Pope is in the under-16 boys squad, with Sam Breuer and Austin McKenzie to compete in the under-18 boys team.

Teams will contest the cup from January 14 to 19.

Hugh Dougherty, SMJ takes on Freddy Frew and Gibson Perry, Ss Michael and John's PS vs Horsham West PS in Hoop Time at Horsham Basketball Stadium.

Hugh Dougherty.

Horsham’s Hugh Dougherty has made the cut for an under-14 boys Southern Cross Challenge squad.

Ararat Basketball Association’s Fletcher Berger and Horsham’s Joel Freijah have been named emergencies for the under-15 boys division.

The 2019 Southern Cross Challenge will be at the State Basketball Centre at Wantirna South, Melbourne, from January 18 to 21.

Basketball Victoria basketball operations manager Grant Wallace congratulated the country contingent, selected after outstanding tryouts in Ballarat.

“Southern Cross Challenge and Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup have been important steps for our elite country athletes as they progress further into the country high performance pathway,” he said. “Selection into SCC or ACJBC from country Victoria is an amazing achievement and coupled with the State Development Program, it showcases our best juniors and gives them an opportunity to become better players and people on and off the court.

“We wish the best of luck to our country athletes heading into the Southern Cross Challenge and Australian Junior Country Basketball Cup.”

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Posted on Oct 10 2018

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