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Geraldton ready to compete with three sides as Basketball Country Championships begin this weekend

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Elise Scott goes up against Busselton in last year’s championships.
Camera IconElise Scott goes up against Busselton in last year’s championships. Credit: Sports Imagery

The Basketball WA Country Championships kick off this weekend, with three Geraldton sides competing in the first round of action.

The opening weekend of the championships will involve 82 teams across three divisions competing at Bendat Basketball Centre in Perth from January 26-28.

The Geraldton Buccaneers have a side in each championship division, with boy’s teams in the under-12, under-13 and under-15s.

The championships open this weekend and run for the next five weeks, with three divisions playing each round.

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Each team will play five or six games against the other country teams, with the best four records at the end going to the finals to contend for the championship.

The Geraldton u12s side is coached by Elliott Bennett with Kody De San Miguel as the assistant, and will have their first action against Mandurah on Friday.

The u13s, who fell short in the grand final last year, will play their first match against Australind and are coached by Jaimie McMahon, with Clint Yeates as the assistant.

The u15s will open their campaign against Harvey on Friday, being led out by Joseph Iaria as coach and Jake Baker as the assistant.

The games on court 1 can be watched live through streamer.com.au/club/bwacountrychamps.

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