Leeton Basketball Association junior report

SOME astonishing finishes highlighted a thrilling evening of LBA Girls’ Basketball on Monday night.

In A Grade Mikayla Jones dropped a shot with less than a second left on the clock to force a draw for White in their huge match up with Leeton Toyota. Earlier, 20 points from Giordan Pastro helped White set up a three quarter time lead before a huge last quarter from Abby Favell (18) seemed to have stolen the game for Toyota prior to Jones’ last second heroics. The other A Grade game saw Olivia Mitchell top score with 20 as Anytime Fitness defeated Country First despite 15 from Holly Sheldrick.

In B Grade Georgia Mallamace led all scorers with 14 as Warbah accounted for Celi’s Buses while Claire Diebert and Ashlea Hatwell both starred as Thinkwater won their second game in a row at the expense of Eagles.

C Grade was also full of thrilling games, with Kurrajong Shell shading Country First by just two while Sophie Scalora hit 11 points for Anytime Fitness as they defeated C&A Plumbing by 10.

LBA Girls action continues next Monday with the second last round before the playoffs start November 27.


  • A Grade: Leeton Toyota 36 (Abby Favell 18) drew White 36 (Giordan Pastro 20); Anytime Fitness 51 (Olivia Mitchell 20) defeated Eagles 39(Holly Sheldrick 15)
  • B Grade: Thinkwater 28 (Claire Diebert 8, Ashlea Hatwell 8) defeated Eagles 16; Warbah 31 (Georgia Mallamace 14) defeated Celi’s Buses 14(Shallan Stockton 4, Madalynn Cromack 4)
  • C Grade: Anytime Fitness 25 (Sophie Scalora 11) d C & A Plumbing 15 (Tamika Rourke 8); Kurrajong Shell 18 (Nakeita Alampi 8) d Country First 16 (Annmaree Ciurello 8).

Draw: November 13

  • A Grade: 7.30pm Court 1: Leeton Toyota v Eagles (Bench: Rhodes, Wallett); Court 2: White v Anytime Fitness (Bench: Leighton, Kennedy)
  • B Grade: 6.45pm Court 1: Celi’s Buses v Eagles (Bench: Block, Anthony); Court 2: Warbah v Thinkwater (Bench: Fealy, Pengelly)
  • C Grade: 6pm: Court 1: Anytime Fitness v Country First (Bench: Scalora, Pearce); Court 2: C & A Plumbing v Kurrajong Shell (Bench: Halden, Allen).