Two podium finishes on Saturday have capped off a brilliant end to the week for Tasmanian basketball.
Last-day Australian Junior Basketball Country Cup wins in both the under-16 and under-14 boys divisions in Albury handed the state two prized bronze medals.
Six of the 10 Tasmanian teams attending the annual competition sealed top-eight finishes amid up to 16 teams in each of their age groups.
Tasmania Kangaroos took out the under-16s third and fourth playoff game over SA Sharks in a 62-52 victory.
The Roos had got out to a commanding 16-2 lead in the first quarter and rarely led by less than the final 10-point margin for the rest of the encounter.
Hobart teen Luke Brown starred with a game-high 21 points. He averaged 17.9 points in eight appearances.
Tasmania Tigers held on to a 68-64 win over Victoria Goldminers to also finish third in the under-14s clash.
The Tigers fought back from a first-half deficit to overran their fancied rivals in a thrilling final term.
North-West’s Ty Withers scored 17 crucial points in the surging comeback.
Tasmania Devils had ended their under-14 boys campaign with a 46-36 defeat to NZ Weka, but still finished a credible sixth overall.
The Devils’ under-16 girls also took out sixth place in a 46-36 loss to SA Sharks.
But a series of convincing victories on Saturday have also boosted a pair of Tasmanian under-16 teams.
The Tigers scored a 54-38 girls’ win while the Devils got home 72-56, in games both over NZ Weka.