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Budding Albany basketball talent Dakota Dimer wins bronze at School Sport Australia Interstate Championships

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The bronze medal winning team.
Camera IconThe bronze medal winning team. Credit: School Sport Western Australia

Albany basketball talent Dakota Dimer continues to go from strength to strength in her career, winning a bronze medal at the 2022 School Sport Australia Interstate Basketball Championships in Victoria last week.

Dimer donned pulled on State colours for the WA 12s girls basketball team that competed in Bendigo from August 12-19.

The competition is a combined tournament featuring 12s girls and boys teams and 18s girls and boys teams competing against the best players from around the country.

The squad finished third overall to secure the bronze medal after losing their final game against Queensland 56-47.

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WA played a total of seven games, winning three and losing four across the campaign.

Victoria finished in first place, winning the gold medal at the tournament.

Dakota Dimer with her bronze medal.
Camera IconDakota Dimer with her bronze medal. Credit: Lisa Dimer

The 11-year-old Great Southern Grammar student was thrilled with the opportunity to test herself against some of the country’s best talent.

“The competition was really good, I was surprised at how well we did and the whole team improved so much throughout the tournament,” Dimer said.

The budding star said she was already looking to take make the next step in her basketball career.

“I feel like I learnt so much and am really excited to keep playing at a higher level,” she said.

“All of my teammates play WABL and I would really love to have the chance to do that as well.

“I’m really excited to trial for the country State team in September.

“I feel like this has helped me a lot to prepare for that.”

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