IT WAS a highly successful tournament for the Rochy under 14 boys basketball team at the Bendigo basketball junior classic tournament, which was held over the Australia Day long weekend.
The team of Jordy Rasmussen, Tobie Woodfine, Blake Roulston, Hughie Kerlin, Hunter Wileman Harrison Foster, Ray Pearson, Zac Wileman and Nate Rasmussen played two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday which included a 101 to 8 win over Mildura Heat.
On Monday, Rochy beat Sunbury Jets 53 to 18 to remain undefeated and finish on top of their pool.
The team then played three finals.
Rochester rolled through the Shepparton Gators in the quarter final, winning 42 to 34, before beating Bendigo in a tight contest 30-29 to advance to the grand final.
In the final match of the tournament, Rochester fell just short of perfection, losing to the YarraMul Lakers 25-37.
The team would like to thank coach Todd Woodfine, team manager Sue Kerlin and all of the families and friends who supported our boys throughout the competition.