THE Mangan siblings, Jess and Jordan will play key roles for Bendigo Senior Secondary College's basketball team at this year's national schools' championships in Melbourne.
BSSC's squads boast the athleticism and skill of the Kyneton-based Mangans.
The national titles will be played on courts at Knox, Kilsyth and Dandenong from December 1 to 6.
Key players in the Bendigo Braves organisation, Jonathan Goodman and Kevin Probert will coach BSSC's girls' and boys' teams respectively.
After a year in which he coached the Bendigo Lady Braves to a conference championship and the national final, Goodman is again taking on the major role with the Lions.
Goodman's assistant coaches with the BSSC team are Elise Strachan and Emma Grant.
Being a participant with BSSC at the national schools' basketball titles is something Probert has done many times.
He did so firstly as a guard for the Lions, then as assistant coach to David Flint and now as coach.
At this year's titles the Braves guard will be assisted by Peter Hunt and Travis Matheson.
Bendigo Senior SC Lions girls' basketball squad:
Brooke Bolton, Jasmin Drummond, Chloe Finnigan, Molly Greetham, Maddi Higgins, Caitlin McLachlan, Jess Mangan, Adele Rogers, Monica Wellington and Jenna Wanefalea.
Bendigo Senior SC Lions boys' basketball squad:
Liam Byrne, Alex Hywood, Danny Jones, Nathan Kendall, Nat McLaren, Jordan Mangan, Ben Pollock, Tyler Romeril, Brandon Spurr, Jake Willcocks, and Rhys Bottams (official).