On Wednesday, October 19 five high schools across the Clarence Valley battled it out in the Clarence Valleys high schools basketball tournament.
The challenge focused on the skills and development of the years 7-10 high school aged players, giving them the opportunity to compete against students from other schools.
Maclean, McCauley and St Andrew High completed in the girls comp, improving steadily throughout the day.
Grafton played Trinity in the girls grand final in a close match with Grafton’s Alex Dahl and Kyra Predo shooting some fantastic baskets. In the final quarter Trinity came out with the win with Laura Connelly getting a few last baskets to take the score to Trinity 34 – Grafton 21.
Maclean boys and St Andrews improved from each game played, only just missing out in a spot in the finals.
McCauley boys played Trinity in a nail biting game. Bill Bolte and Jackson Daley put up some great shots but unfortunately their side went down in the dying minutes to Trinity.
The boys grand final saw Trinity play Grafton in a point for point game. At half time the score was all tied up at 24-24. Lane Delaforce played tough defence making it difficult for Trinity to get their shots in. Jack Boorman and Luke Scott dribbled the ball well down the court and made some great layups helping Grafton seal the win 43-39.
Thanks to all teachers and players for helping out on the day and to McCauley’s referee Reece, who did an excellent job along with Maclean’s talented referee Jack Roberts-Field.
It was a successful day, congratulations to all schools involved and to Trinity and Grafton for taking the winning titles.