A superb 40-point haul from Penguin's Reyne Smith has taken the Tasmanian men's team to a 103-89 win on the opening day of the National Under 20 and Ivor Burge Championships in Canberra.
Up against host side ACT, Smith connected on 9-13 three pointers and 14-21 field goals overall as Mark Radford's side turned a two-point lead at half-time into a 17-point advantage by three-quarter time.
Former Wynyard player Taran Armstrong, who is based in Canberra at the Centre of Excellence backed up Smith's hot shooting with 22 points, with Jacob Richards adding a triple-double containing 17 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists.
The first day of competition was also kind to Tasmania's Ivor Burge men's team, who started their championships with a 124-54 victory against Western Australia.
After an even start, Odette Seabourne's group surged away with a 32-6 second term and were never headed.
Hobart's Jeremiah Lowe led the scoring with 30 points, closely followed by Launceston's Josh Cleary with 29 points and Penguin's Todd Adams with 20 points.
The State's under 20 women's team were unable to follow in the footsteps of their male counterparts, going down 76-65 to New South Wales in their tournament opener.
Tasmania trailed by 20 points at three-quarter time, but enjoyed a 20-11 final term to keep NSW honest.
Ulverstone's Shelby Rayner led all scorers with 24 points, with Penguin's Sharn Hayward adding 17 points.
The championships continue until February 9.