The Albury-Wodonga under-14 girls invitational team has produced one of the stories of the week at the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup.
Victories have come in five of their six games so far against state and international competition.
Monday saw them comfortably account for the NSW Kookaburras, 66-44, they lost their second game to the in-form Tasmanian Devils, 38-70, but hit back on Tuesday afternoon with a 48-34 result against the South Australian Sharks.
The girls recovered on Wednesday when they took down the Victorian Bushrangers, 72-40, while a hard-fought 69-63 triumph against New Zealand Weka on Thursday morning guided the side to four wins and second in their pool.
Albury-Wodonga extended their winning streak later in the day with a 85-37 salute over New Zealand Kea in the crossover round.
The under-16 boys side started the week in style with a gutsy 73-70 victory against the NSW Kookaburras.
Three narrow defeats followed against the Tasmanian Devils (62-65), South Australian Sharks (51-59) and Victorian Bushrangers (79-92), before a dominant display against New Zealand Weka saw them finish runaway 95-45 winners to capture fourth spot in their pool.
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Albury Basketball Association development officer and under-16 boys coach Peter Bauerle has been thrilled with both teams.
"We get invitations to put teams in and we always want to make sure we're competitive, but sometimes we are and sometimes we struggle a bit," he said.
"This year, we've put together two talented teams of Albury-Wodonga kids that are a comparative age.
"They're really not that different to the kids that are selected in the state teams and they're holding their own and doing extremely well.
"I think it's a confidence booster for them to come into something like this and maybe consider trying out for a state team next year.
"We want to see the kids develop their confidence level and keep developing as athletes and it means all their mates around town can aspire to that as well.
"I've had two high performance coaches come to me and make comment around some of our athletes and how impressed they were with them."
Neither side is eligible for medal matches, but will go on to play the teams outside the finals in each age group on Friday and Saturday.