A team of Basketball ACT (“BACT”) Juniors have recently wrapped up an independent development tour in the United States, finishing with an impressive 8 wins and 3 losses for the tour.

The team was sourced primarily from girls in the Under 18s age group, and was comprised of Emma Rowcliffe, Rosie Schweizer, Callie Bourne, Isabelle Bourne, Caitlin Rowe, Nadezda Doroski, Alana Dalgleish, Brooke Childs, Hayley Mason and Tarushi Ferando. The squad was led from the sidelines by former AIS Women’s Basketball Head Coach Phil Brown.

Continuing her recent accumulation of accolades, Isabelle Bourne (Norths Basketball Club) was named to the All-Tournament All Star 5 for the Nancy Walling Invitational Tournament. Isabelle adds this trophy to her 2015 BACT Female Player of the Year Award she recently received as a result of her stellar year on the court.

Congratulations to all the players on their performance and efforts on the tour. Results for the team can be found below.


Game #1 Vista Ridge HS (ranked 2nd in Texas) 68 defeated Canberra Force 65
Game #2 Canberra Force 82 defeated Bryan HS 42
Game #3 Canberra Force 64 defeated Southern Stars 34

Nancy Walling Invitational Tournament – Pflugerville, Austin, Texas

Game #4 Canberra Force 47 defeated Dickenson HS 32
Game #5 Canberra Force 47 defeated Hendrickson HS 40
Game #6 Canberra Force 53 defeated Stony Point HS 51 (Overtime)
Game #7 Grand Final – Vista Ridge 56 defeated Canberra Force 43

  • Callie Bourne selected to the All-Tournament All Star 5

Game #8 Canberra Force 104 defeated St. Joseph’s HS (South Carolina) 29
Game #9 Forest Trail Academy (North Carolina) 77 defeated Canberra Force 55
Game #10 Canberra Force 62 defeated Patrick Henry Junior College (Virginia) 42
Game #11 Canberra Force 65 defeated Patrick Henry Junior College 38