While the senior side has had two weeks off from competition, Orange Eagles' juniors spread their wings at the John Martin NSW Country Tournament across the state over the weekend, spearheaded by an unbeaten run from the under-16 girls.
The side, which was coached by Craig Harvey, went through without a loss, claiming a 21-point win over Maitland in the semi-final on Monday before a thrilling four-point win over Dubbo in the division three grand final.
Harvey said the side dropped just the one quarter in the seven games for the tournament, and on the back of that were dominant in the group stages, defeating Central Coast 53-8, Shoalhaven 53-12 and Maitland 50-17, and recording a 49-30 win over Coffs Harbour and 38-21 victory over Dubbo before their finals run.
Young gun Ainsley Holmes was awarded most valuable player in the grand final, rewarding her for not just that game but the whole tournament, with Harvey lauding her efforts on the court.
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The under-16 girls weren't the club's only success over the weekend, with the under-14 girls and under-16 boys runners-up in their divisions, the former losing 41-20 to Griffith while the latter went down 45-23 to Illawarra.
The under-18s girls were the only side not to make finals, which came on the back of only five girls being available for the tournament, with the team finishing with just four after injury struck on the final day.
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