basketballscotland hosted a busy weekend of action as both the Boys and Girls U12 2019 National Challenges took place at Dundee International Sports Complex (DISC).
The Boys U12 event was up first with nine clubs from across Scotland competing for the trophy. The teams were split into three groups to compete in the morning games, with the team finishing first, second and third being placed into gold, silver and bronze groups respectively for the afternoon’s games.
Stirling Knights, Falkirk Fury and West Lothian Wolves all remained unbeaten, winning two from two in their groups and progressing into the afternoon’s gold group. Knights continued their unbeaten run, going four for four as they lifted the 2019 national Challenge. West Lothian Wolves overcame Falkirk Fury in the remaining game to collect the silver medals.
In the silver group, Dundee Madsons, Inverness City Lions and Grampian Flyers faced off in a number of competitive games, with very little separating each club . Meanwhile, Ayr Storm, St Mirren and Glasgow City played an afternoon of close encounters in the bronze group to conclude the day’s action.
Just 24 hours later, nine more clubs from across the country arrived at DISC for the Girls U12 event. The day followed the same structure as the Boys event, with a gold group, silver group and bronze group decided after a morning of action.
West Lothian Wolves picked up the Ewan Williamson Memorial Trophy as they earned wins v St Mirren and Falkirk Fury to go four for four. In the other gold game, St Mirren triumphed over Fury 46-33 to claim the silver medals.
The silver group saw Dundee Madsons, Inverness Lions and Boroughmuir blaze competing in some high-scoring and entertaining fixtures, whilst in the bronze group Ayr Storm were victorious over Lady Rocks and Panthers BC in an afternoon of exciting fixtures.
The National Challenge returns next weekend as the U14 Boys and Girls each have their day of basketball in Dundee.