Young Vikings pick up first ever championship

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Young basketball stars are celebrating after winning their first championship.

Cramlington Vikings U16s Basketball Team recently won the Newcastle Eagles Central Venue League – their first ever CVL Championship – by completing the campaign with a perfect 5-0 record.

The title went down to the last game against fellow unbeaten Newcastle East Griffins.

At the end of normal time the Griffins had the last shot to win but it bounced out the basket, leaving the score 19-19.

The Vikings proved too strong in one period of overtime where Alex Bannister got two clutch baskets to win 29-19.

The team is Anthony Sampson, James Bowes, Jensen Halley, James Routledge, Aaron Reay, Ben Tweddle, Matthew Beecroft, Alex Bannister, Joseph Beavers, James Stafford, James Beecroft.