The Lithgow Lazers junior boys are officially done and dusted for the 2019 basketball season with all the age groups participating in tense grand finals over the past few weeks.
The under 12 boys had a tough final, with the Gators taking home victory 62-32 against the Falcons.
The under 16/18 boys had a very close grand final match with it coming down to the final buzzer. The Clippers only missed out by one point with the Wolves securing the match 64-63.
Lithgow basketball association president Richard Marjoram said the winter competition was very successful despite numbers being down on the summer competition.
"The grand final results were the closest games in a number of years and credit should go to the association's grading committee," he said.
"Lithgow basketball saw a good increase in refereeing development numbers and thanks should go to all those girls and boys who put their hand up to learn and help out.
"With no referees there is no competition, they are the back bone, so a thank you should also go to Scott Simcoe, our coaching director."
Marjoram said the standard of play and skills they showed was a credit to the junior Lazer coaches and coaching director Adam Marjoram.
"Thanks should also go to all parents that have helped out during the local competitions doing bench duties, and also Michelle Thompson for keeping the records of all game results, she was assisted by Heidi Inwood in doing the weekly draws and printing of score sheets," he said.
The junior Lazer teams are now training for their first games in February 2020, with eight teams competing in the Western Junior League.
"The association wish them every success in 2020," Marjoram said.
"Overall it has been a good year for our juniors but we like to invite more players to join Lithgow Basketball in 2020 as we need to build our playing numbers up.
"We would also like to wish all our players, parents and the community of Lithgow a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe 2020."
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