Jannarlia Dumas and her New South Wales team mates claim the Silver Medal.

Posted on 1 October 2023

The finals of the first 17U National Indigenous Basketball Tournament were played in Brisbane yesterday with the inaugural titles in both the girls and boys going Western Australia at the expense of New South Wales in the girls and Queensland South in the boys by the slender margin of 3 points in each game

Jannarli was a member of the New South Wales team, which won two of their three round games defeating South Australia 41 to 21, Torres Strait 41 to 34 and suffering their only loss at the hands of Queensland North is a very hard-fought battle 36-34.

These results saw NSW top Pool A which landed them in the second Semi-Final against Northern Territory Metro and this game produced a close and exciting contest with New South Wales up by a single point 49-48 at the full-time siren.

They then moved into the Grand-Final to play Western Australia who had claimed the first Semi-Final against Torres Strait by a four-point margin, 49 to 45.

The Grand-Final was a ripper with both teams competing hard to keep the crowd entertained but at the end of four quarters of exciting basketball it was Western Australia ahead by a single basket to take the title and the gold medals 43-40.

The tournament was a resounding success and Taree Basketball is proud of Jannarlia’s achievements so far, which led to her selection to play at this level.