Year 8 Basketball
Year 8 Boys Basketball
On Friday 2nd of September, the Year 8 Boys basketball team went to Mill Park Stadium to play other local schools in a basketball round robin.
The boys' first game was against The Lakes A team. The boys couldn’t wait to get into the game and came out firing. The Lakes held their ground and it was a close match at half time, but the boys picked up the pace and ran away with the game. Finals scores were 29 to 21.
Our second game was against Lalor North Secondary College. We were drawn into a game of possession basketball in the first half, producing low scores. The boys came out firing in the second half and played fast paced basketball with man on man defence that lead to adding 28 points to the board, letting us run away with the win, 48 to 10.
Our third game was against Epping Secondary College, and they provided the toughest competition with plenty of tall players and skills to match our own Whittlesea boys. We were down by two at the end of the first half, and the boys were a bit shaken, as this was the first time they had been down at half time. As the game wore on the scores continued to keep level and the intensity of the game grew. Scores were even with 30 seconds on the clock, at Epping's scoring end. They boys played strong man to man defense and caused a fumble and out of bounds. Five seconds left on the clock Lachlan “golden arm” Berns threw the ball 20 meters to a sprinting Ethan “Buzzer” Frawley for a lap up on the buzzer to win the game by two, placing us in the grand final!
The Whittlesea boys were still feeling good after their last win and came out firing at Mill Park. Although they had a good start, Mill Park came back and after a nail biting last 30 seconds, the score was tied up at full time. Three minutes was added to the clock and intense basketball followed. Whittlesea kept their strong man to man defense and attacking game and came away winners 28 to 26, holding off Mill Park in another exciting game of basketball.
Well done to all the boys on the day, as their behaviour, sportsmanship and team work was outstanding and as we progress to the next round. All the best boys. 1, 2, 3 WHITTLESEA!