Congratulations to all players and coaches that were involved in the 2020 ACC Championship Junior Girls & Boys Basketball that was completed this week with the Grand Finals played on Showcourt 1 at Warwick Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The ACC Championship is the pinnacle of Junior Girls & Boys Basketball within the association and the teams involved in the quarter finals, semi-finals and Grand Finals over the past 3 weeks are to be highly commended.
The ACC Championship Basketball held preliminary pools during Term 1 with a wide range of sub association groups, wildcard groups and one day carnival pools held. 43 ACC member schools participated across the pool stage with the winners from each pool placed into the ACC Championship Elimination tournament that took place during Term 3.
Congratulations to the teams progressing through to the elimination knockout championship where the standard of the games was exceptionally high.
The Grand Final in the Junior Girls was played between All Saints’ and Georgiana Molloy on Showcourt 1 at Warwick Stadium in front of a great crowd including many that had travelled up from Busselton. The All Saints’ team played some fast and high energy basketball in the first half highlighted by some great shooting to open an early lead. The Georgiana Molloy team slowly started to claw back into the game with some excellent defense and great rebounding. By the midpoint of the final quarter the contest was level and on a knife edge. Georgiana Molloy eventually holding their nerve with some tough final baskets under pressure to deliver an amazing comeback victory. Congratulations to star player Tiana Frame from Georgiana Molloy for the elite performance in the Grand Final winning the MVP award.
ACC Championship Junior Girls Basketball Grand Final Result:
Georgiana Molloy 63 def All Saints’ 56
The Grand Final in the Junior Boys was played between Corpus Christi and Irene McCormack and it was another great game following on from the girls grand final. The Corpus Christi team played some outstanding basketball in the first quarter to open a game winning advantage. The team was shooting the lights out from deep with a number of 3-point plays and this really set the Irene McCormack team into a defensive spin. The second half started with a flurry of return shooting from Irene McCormack as they also began to shoot strongly from 3-point range. Eventually, the depth of Corpus Christi showed as they continued to run the floor and offense through multiple scoring avenues that highlighted a very powerful final performance. Keep an eye on many of the young stars for the future. Congratulations to Jordan Ritchie from Corpus Christi for the outstanding performance in the Grand Final winning the MVP award.
ACC Championship Junior Boys Basketball Grand Final Result:
Corpus Christi 132 def Irene McCormack 80
Congratulations to all schools and a full list of the 2020 Results can be found through the ACC Website.