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Young basketballers show great leadership

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Adele East, 14, going hard.
Camera IconAdele East, 14, going hard. Credit: Supplied

Two junior Manjimup basketballers have returned from the Helloworld 2017 U16 Australian Championships in Perth triumphant after coming away named as captain and vice-captain of the State under 16 country team.

It was a long journey for both Adele East, 14, and Dana East, 15.

Dana East, 15.
Camera IconDana East, 15. Credit: Supplied

In November they were selected for the U16 Basketball WA State Performance Program and in April, they were chosen in the U16 Country WA Team to compete from July 8-15 in Perth at the Australian Championships against the best country and metropolitan teams from every State.

Dana was named captain of the U16 WA Country side and Adele vice-captain. Both players cemented their names into the U16 Australian Championships with a solid performances in all facets of the game, with final statistics including Dana and Adele placing first and second respectively in free throw percentages.

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In the lead-up to the championships, the players trained and played with the U16 South West Slammers who are at the top of the Western Australian Basketball League ladder.

Both players thanked their families, friends and the Manjimup Basketball Association for all their help and the community for contributing to their fundraising earlier this year.

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