Warriors junior teams claim success at opening tournament

WINNERS: Warriors under 14 players Mitchell Holt, Tyson Smart, Jai Knight, Josh Smart, Harri Smart, Jalen Barker, Edward Dayman, coach Darren Jones and manager Michelle Barker celebrate their win.

ALONG with the rejuvenated Country Basketball League program, Wangaratta’s junior representative teams have also come out firing, with a number of teams reaching the finals at their first tournament in Echuca recently.

The under 14 boys have stamped their mark on the region early, coming away with the championship trophy at Echuca, and are gearing up for another strong showing at the Swan Hill tournament this weekend.

The team features a solid mix of top and bottom age players who have shown composure under pressure as well as pace in transition.

Coach Darren Jones says the team is well led by classy players Jalen Barker and Harri Smart, who have been joined by some great improvers from last year’s under 12 team.

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