Six teams represent Albany Basketball Association at Basketball WA State Championships

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Albany Basketball Association.
Camera IconAlbany Basketball Association. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany Basketball Association had six teams compete during the second week of the Basketball WA State Championships in Perth at the weekend.

An under-13 and under-15 team competed in divisions two and three respectively, while Albany also had a team in the under-11 and under-17 divisions.

The two under-15 sides were the best performing, both finishing fourth.

The under-15 division-two team won three of their five games to finish fourth in their pool of seven.

Albany won their opening game against Warwick Senators 1, 26-23, but lost their next two matches against Hill Raiders (36-20) and Bunbury (47-20).

They responded to win their final two games with a 22-17 result over Perth Redbacks, and then beat Cockburn Cougars 28-19.

The under-15 division-three side won two of their four games to finish fourth in their pool of six teams.

They drew with Busselton in the first game before winning a close game against Cockburn Cougars Blue, 27-26, but they then lost to Perry Lakes Hawks (13-16) before responding to defeat to Warwick Senators 2, 18-14 in their final game.

Albany won one game out of five in the under-11 division two to finish last of the seven teams.

Willeton Tigers 2 proved too strong in the first game winning 30-10 before Albany fell just short in the second game against Warwick Senators 19-18 and then suffered a heavy defeat to Busselton 49-2.

Albany prevailed 12-10 over Joondalup Wolves 2 to record their first win but finished their championships with a 13-23 loss to Rockingham Flames.

The under-13 division two side had one win in five games to finish seventh in their pool.

They lost their first game to Willeton Tigers 1, 45-28, followed by a 16-28 loss to Eastern Suns but bounced back with a comfortable 39-11 win over Warwick Senators 2.

However, they lost their final two games to Geraldton (23-15) and Perth Redbacks (22-10) to finish last.

Four losses in the under-13 division-two competition left Albany in last place after losses to Mandurah Magic 2 (28-4), East Perth Eagles (22-12), Australind (48-2) and Rockingham Flames 2 (22-14).

Albany failed to win a game in the under-17 division-two competition, finishing last in the pool of six.

In their first game they went down to Cockburn Cougars 34-18 and then fell short against Warwick Senators 22-15 before finishing with losses to Bunbury (49-10) and Perry Lakes Hawks White (34-30).

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