18th March 2012
The Year 7 Basketball team completed an unbeaten season by clinching the Bucks Cup in a tough and close encounter against The Grange School.
Having played one another earlier in the season the team knew what to expect, and in a frantic and low scoring opening period they were unable to convert several opportunities, keeping the score close between the two teams. They continued to create opportunities and stopped a number of attacks from The Grange. During the 3rd quarter they were able to build a 4 point lead which looked at being a decisive lead, as they were restricting The Grange’s scoring opportunities. At the start of the 4th quarter, The Grange scored 3 quick baskets to make the score 14-13 in their favour. This sudden injection of scoring kick started the team who bounced straight back to score, restoring their lead 16-14. As the final buzzer approached they got two more baskets before The Grange scored securing a win 20-18.
It was a tense Cup Final, but a reward for an excellent season by the squad who won their 9 games and played some excellent Basketball along the way. Congratulations to the whole Year 7 Basketball squad of; Ollie Lomax, Chris Allan, Matt Jones, Jack Simpson, Josh Roberts, Josh Wilkinson, Ollie Hardman, Amanveer Pahl, Charlie Stevens, Joe Rance and Ollie Zeineddine.