PORTLAND basketballer Summer Millard has returned from the Kumon Country-Metro Challenge, held over four days in Melbourne, with a taste of competition at the higher level. With COVID hurdles – most notable the changing border rules – making it impossible for organisers to lock in the annual Southern Cross Challenge, Basketball Victoria instead opted to […]
THE Portland Coasters are preparing for the long run to finals in the Country Basketball League, with that goal more than attainable for the women’s side. The finals series is due to start in February, and so with the team taking part in a double header this weekend, they will be looking to boost their […]
ANOTHER Portland Basketball Association junior domestic season is in the books with seven new premiers crowned on a warm Friday afternoon. In the under-16 boys grand final Clippers got the job done over 76ers, 40-31 in a heated final encounter. The first half was all defence with plenty of nervous offence, with Clippers taking a […]
THE spring season of the Portland Basketball Association’s Division 1 men’s basketball season has finished on a defining note, with Celtix demolishing Tigersharks Gold to the tune of 43 points on Sunday. Celtix simply outclassed their opponents, to win 74-31, after the game was postponed until 5pm after a leak over the roof of court […]
10 of Portland’s Junior Coasters squads hit the road across Saturday and Sunday, contesting the Hamilton Basketball Association’s Junior Tournament. Portland fielded two teams at the under-18 boys level, contesting the first and second divisions. In division one Portland finished with two wins and three losses from five starts, placing fourth. Portland’s two wins were […]
THERE was plenty of success for the Hamilton Hurricanes over the weekend at the 2021 Hamilton Junior Basketball Tournament, as four local teams won their age group grand finals.
THE Portland Coasters senior women’s team have made it two wins in a row in the Country Basketball League after a comfortable win over the South Coast Chargers at the Wurdi Baierr Stadium in Torquay on Saturday night, 77-45. On paper, the game looked challenging for the away side, as they only had seven players, […]
THE inevitable has – surprisingly – happened, with the Portland Coasters’ unbeaten run ended dramatically by the Colac Kookas in Colac on Sunday, in a tough, low scoring game, 68-60. The game was decided in the first quarter, at least statistically. In that quarter, Colac outscored Portland 22-14, but the sides then went on to […]
THE Hamilton Junior Basketball Tournament kicks off today with 77 teams coming from all around including Warrnambool, Horsham, Portland, Port Fairy, Koroit, Maryborough, Casterton and Terang to clash against each other on the court.
THE Portland Coasters men’s side will travel to Bluewater Leisure Centre in Colac on Sunday, hoping to extend their unbeaten run in the Country Basketball League’s South West conference to four games. Their opponents are the Colac Kookas, who have played two games to Portland’s three, and have not lost either. They will be fierce […]