The Merimbula Sharks Basketball Club held finals recently with some hard-fought results deciding the top spots.
Officials said they were thrilled by the supremely high level of competition with plenty of matches decided by as little as a shot.
The division two play was some of the closest on the day with the Seeto, Dodd, Dwyer Pharmacy team edging the Merimbula Jewellers 28-26.
The leading scorers were right on the mark throughout the night with Jai Badewitz scoring 20 points from Jedd Martyn on 18.
In the girls’ draw, the match swayed a little bit more, but only after the game went into extra time as Sails Real Estate conquered the Sharks 45-37 after a strong finish.
Drawing level on points were Jasmine Burton and Chloe Suter who both shot 20 each.
The club’s headline division one drawcard provided the most epic match of the night.
The scoreboard was too hard to separate right until the dying minutes when Green edged Black by a single pointer to win 39-38.
Top scorers in the match were Jeremy Scerri on 17 points from Spencer Wungluck on 16.
Officials said all the matches were extremely close and some exciting play from all the teams involved.
The club congratulated all the winners on the night and also thanked volunteers, umpires and coaches for their efforts throughout the season.
Some of the biggest awards on the night included the best and fairest that went to Jedd Martyn, Chloe Suter and Jeremy Scerri.
Runners-up were Caleb Higgins, Emma Leonard and Heath Balodis in their respective divisions.
Team awards in division two were awarded to Max Beaven of the Lakers, Paul Hazelgrove from the Marlins, Jai Badewitz of the Pharmacy team, Blake Mylan for the Jewellers, Ethan White for Merimbula.com, Will Priestley from the Cabinetworks roster and Angus Armstrong for the Pallet Collars team.
Girls team award winners were Sarah Myers, Tayla Evans, Natalie Cooper, and Amy Hodson.
Leading the honours list to claim team awards in division one were Sam Radford, Dane Tucker, Alex High, Tristan Harpin and Spencer Wungluck.
The club also hosted the under 12s grand final, which ran a week later than other grades.
In the earlier semi-finals, Merimbula Pink had defeated Merimbula Purple, while Cabinetworks trumped Goodalls Butchers.
In the grand final showdown Cabinetworks prevailed again, defeating Pink 27-18.
Hunter Badewitz was named boys best and fairest from Nate Scarpin. Kate Van Langdhem claimed the girls’ title from runner-up Niamh O’Duibhir.
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