Year 7-8 Division Grand Final
The Raptors took on the table-topping Warriors to see who would come out on top in the Year 7-8 basketball grand final played today.
The game was hotly contested from the start, with each team going bucket for bucket.
The Warriors were under pressure from the start, with their start player, Esteban Weesner absent. David Oyewopo took up the slack, scoring on numerous occasions inside the paint.
The teams were locked together at the break. In the second half, the Raptors gradually got on top, with Victor Komaiya coming strongly into the game in the second half. Ruth Bronkhorst and Shaun Mutendera kept the Warriors in the game, but a strong finish allowed the Raptors to establish a small break in the final few minutes to run out worthy champions with a score of 34 (S Badiashile 16, V Komaiya 14, T Tumbare 2, K Mugisha 2) to the Warriors 27 (D Oyewopo 10, R Bronkhorst 10, S Mutendera 5, E Bronkhorst 2) Overall, the game was played in very high spirits, with both teams showing great sportsmanship and skill.
Year 5-6 Division Grand Final
This was a worthy grand final, with nothing separating the two teams. Both teams exerted great defensive pressure on each other, and made it very difficult for either team to score.
The Nuggets held a one point lead at half time. In the second half, no more than a basket separated the teams with Ify Okiwelu driving the ball aggressively to the basket, and Isaac Lai playing great defence on him. Ethan Douglas also played strongly for the Cavaliers, but Abraham Oyewopo performed equally well, replying for the Nuggets every time his team needed a score.
A tense finish saw the game tied up at full-time, with an extra 5 minutes to play. With seconds to play, Ify Okiwelu drove the ball aggressively into the keyway and drew a foul and went to the line to decide the outcome. He hit his first free throw, leading the Cavaliers to victory 20 (I Okiwelu 12, E Douglas 8) over the gallant Nuggets 19 (A Oyewopo 14, I Lau 5). Congratulations to both teams.
Year 7-8 Division All Stars
The traditional final round of All Star games kicked off with the Coaches taking on the Year 7-8 All Stars.
The students began well taking the early lead, but the Coaches interception of passes proved crucial in setting up consistent scoring opportunities, with Mr Peletier proving difficult to stop.
For the students, Shaun Mutendera proved an able point guard, and Victor Komaiya was the most reliable avenue to gaol.
After a close first half, the Coaches 45 (S Peletier 17, A Wong 11, S Kuipers 7, N de Bruyn 6, C Murray 2, C Hunter 20) overran the All Stars 27 (V Komaiya 14, S Mutendera 6, M Abenes 5, S Badiashile 2).