Bulleen won 12 boys as you would expect. Group of kids was just really hard at it and smart with great skills. Eltham got closer than I thought and should be pretty happy with how they ended up for the weekend.
Saw both the U14 boys semi finals - Melbourne destroyed Blackburn in one, and DV got home in a close one over Hills. Blackburn were just too small for Melbourne who are big everywhere. Hills will be pretty good come Nationals should they qualify. Very big team, and run some plays too. DV had a red hot shot at Melbourne in the final, but a few crucial moments went Melbournes way and they won comfortably.
As an aside, there was talk earlier in the post about who was coaching DV. The DV coach (Rob from memory) is a great guy, spoke with him after his game, and he was happy to talk with me about all things hoops. Liked the way he coached his team too, very upbeat and positive all the way through. Clearly doesn't have the strongest team, but is a great coach.
DV won the 16 boys in a great game against Knox - shame it was played on court 2 preventing people from watching comfortably. DV look like a very good team.
Keilor won the 18 boys in a tight one over Waverley. Don't think Waverley had their full team though. Wasn't a bad game, but pretty scrappy.
Dandy beat Kilsyth in the 20s in a physical matchup. Was a good game to watch, really exciting.
Enjoyed that it wasn't ludicrously hot for the tournament this year, and the games on Thursday night helped too. Bring on the next one!