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Y4 Basketball City Finals

posted 19 Feb 2014, 02:43 by Katharine Smith   [ updated 3 Dec 2014, 02:25 by Lynsie Tuplin ]
On Monday 10th February, our Y4 Basketball team competed in the city finals at All Saints Catholic High School.  They had done incredibly well to get to the finals and , as the organisers said at the beginning of the event, all teams should be proud to have reached that stage and were now competing against the top school teams from across the city.
Initially, we were organised into small leagues and played round robin matches against the other teams within our league.  The top 2 teams from each of the leagues would then progress through to the semi-finals.  Our first game was a steep learning curve for us and it took us that game to settle into our stride and have the confidence to use our skills to play an attacking game.  Game 2 saw us using a much more attacking style, passing the ball around more confidently and defending 'with attitude'!  Our final game was a joy to watch as the team put all their skills in place, took on board advice they had been given and confidently won the match scoring 4 baskets which is a huge feat given that the matches were only 8 minutes long!
All the children that represented our school at this event were  credit to both the school and their families.  They played fair, but hard, worked hard for each other and shook hands with the opposition - graceful in defeat and victory.  Unfortunately, we did not make it through to the semi-finals, but the children left with smiles on their faces because they knew they had tried their hardest, improved their skills with every match and, most importantly, HAD FUN WORKING AS A TEAM!!
Well done to you all!