The under-16 and under-18 boys junior basketball teams are preparing for a challenge this weekend at the Victorian Country Championships.
Both teams have qualified in the top divisions after several excellent performances across the junior basketball season.
Head coach of both sides Damien Kilpatrick said the goal for both teams was to finish in the top 10 at the tournament, a big ask against the best country basketballers in the state.
"We are setting the bar very high this year, but I know if we give 100 per cent honesty on the court, both teams are going to be more than competitive," Kilpatrick said.
"The under 18 boys have really impressed us this year, they've lost five games of basketball for the whole season. They had four new boys enter the team and for the team to gel and have the results we've had is incredible.
"The 16s boys are lacking height, but we're fast. We have a lot of pace and a lot of heart - I know we're going to get the best effort they can give."
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