Photo | Tatiana Beaumont (with ball) in action for the Panthers Youth League Women's team earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Noel Rowsell (www. photoexcellence.com.au)
Penrith Basketball junior representative Tatiana Beaumont (Emu Heights) has returned from the Australian Under 16 Basketball Championships with a Silver Medal, playing as a member of the NSW Metropolitan Women’s team.
The Blues started the tournament poorly, suffering two big losses in their opening two rounds, before staging a gutsy fight back to qualify for the playoffs.
Subsequent wins over Victoria Country (66-57) in the quarter final and South Australia Metro (70-55) in the semi-final put the Blues through to the Grand Final, where they would match up with the imposing favourites, Victoria Metro.
The Victorians had thumped the Blues 84-41 in the first game of the tournament and although NSW had improved immeasurably from that point, they were still no match for the southerners in the grand final.
Victoria Metro won 64-38 to claim the Gold Medal, leaving NSW with a Silver Medal from a week of high-quality basketball.
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