At the 2017 statewide Junior Under 14 Country Basketball Championships, the Barossa Settlers collected the division two title, defeating a bigger and stronger Riverland side in a final at the Wayville Courts on Monday afternoon.
Louis Schell was strong offensively and produced a number of clutch plays, especially deep in the grand final, when the game was on the line.
Along with Schell, the under 14 squad included Oscar Graetz, Koby Rosenzweig, Brock Wilksch, Taylor Poland, Kai Dunstan, Christopher Hooper and Taj Wormald.
The Settlers under 14 boys won their first game of the weekend against the Eastern Hills by 16 points, but lost their next two games against Strathalbyn and Murray Bridge.
In the quarter final Barossa won by nine points against Millicent, 42-33, with Schell scoring 17 points in the contest.
In the under 18 division two girls competition the Barossa Settlers defeated Whyalla in the final to collect the title.
Erin Schrapel was impressive in a point guard role while most teams had little answer for power forward Laura Ide.
In the semi-final clash they got over the top of the Riverland team in a low scoring match 26-20.
Over the first two days, the Settlers had had three wins from four contests.
They started with a large loss to Whyalla, before exciting wins over Port Lincoln (two points), Riverland (one points) and Port August (four points).
Along with Schrapel and Ide, other members of the squad included Keely Cannizzaro, Laura Richardson, Mikaela Hayes, Daria Gerlach and Zali and Shaylah Diener.
Chloe Roehr played one game on Saturday and another Sunday.
NORTH KNOCKS OFF UNBEATEN REDLEGS
After being defeated by Norwood in the inaugural SANFL women’s game a month ago, last Saturday night the Roosters gained revenge at City Mazda Stadium, Richmond.
After a low scoring first half where both teams kicked just a goal each and one point separated the sides, North dominated thie second half, kicking five goal to one.
Gawler girls Britt Perry and Chloe Sheer were the stars in the victory, being the leading possessions winners and kicking five of the Roosters six goals.
Perry had a game-high 23 disposals, including 19 kicks, laid six tackles and slotted through two goals.
Sheer, still a teenager, finished with 12 kicks,10 handballs, was credited with seven tackles, kicking three goals, two behinds.
After four rounds, North Adelaide is second on the premiership table, just percentage behind Glenelg.
The two teams face off on Friday night at Coopers Stadium at 8.10pm.