Solid performance from our boys!
The Senior Basketball Boys competed in the West Coast Secondary School Senior Boys Tournament in Westport on the 10th August. There was only four schools competing this year with other schools targeting specific other sports for their students.
This tournament had 8 minute quarter games to allow the teams to squeeze in 3 games each without playing too much in the day.
Game one was up against hosts Buller HS, the boys took a wee bit to get into this game however by the half time they had a strong 10 point lead and kept on building on that to finish the game 65-35 against a spirited and young Buller side.
Game two had us take on John Paul II, who cannot be underestimated with the different fire power they have. First quarter both teams scored well being locked at 20 points a piece, second quarter had our boys edge ahead ever so slightly but still wasn’t the type of basketball the boys are normally known for. Some strong half time encouragement got the boys on the right track stretching the lead to 68 – 52 then they stormed home 84 – 67 to put a strong stamp on the game.
Final game of the day against Westland HS allowed the bench players to get some valuable court time and put on a strong display of basketball, even questioning some of the normal starting 5 players for spots! After the convincing win over JPII the team came out firing and ran away with a 73 – 22 win over Westland.
Thank you to Manager Mr Robertson for stepping into coach the boys for the day as Coach Jack Olsen was tied up at work. Excellent performance boys, congratulations!