On Tuesday September 8, Raymond Laurie Sports Centre was the venue for grand final basketball in the high school/ senior competition. The men played first with a tough game between Moby Dick and Bean Scene. Moby Dick had made fantastic shots throughout the game, but Bean Scene, with their quick breaks down the court and Cooper Daley seeing nothing but net, came out on top 46– 26. The woman’s game was neck and neck for 40 minutes. Maclean Variety Meats were off to a satisfying lead until the Cougars got their heads in the game and were then on fire with their tough defence. At 26-26 it was a nail biting game, with the Cougars scoring on the buzzer! Wednesday was table tennis night, which is getting more and more popular. Everyone played great, there were some fast shots made by the very talented players. Raymond Laurie Sport Centre are taking forms now for the new Summer competitions, if interested in starting any of our indoor competitions please phone 6646 8822 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Clarence Valley Primary School Basketball Shield Monday the 31st of August Raymond Laurie Sports Centre held the Clarence Valley Primary School basketball competition. With four girls teams as well as four boys team, including; two Yamba teams, St Mary’s Grafton and St James Yamba. Each team played exceptionally well, with a lot of talented basketballers involved in the Primary School basketball day. St Mary’s Grafton played very well and improved tremendously each game, just missing out on the finals in both boys and girls. The girl’s grand final the two Yamba teams battled it out, with friendships on hold for 50 minutes the crowd found the game to be quick and energetic to watch with some great lay-ups by the young girls. Yamba A ended up taking the title 22-4 The boy’s grand final saw a tough game. St James’ experience got the better of Yamba in the end, both team displayed great shooting, with St James having a fantastic game coming out on top 25-12 Over all it was such a great day, thanks to all the schools and teachers for participating. Northern Rivers High School Basketball Challenge Thursday the 3rd of September Raymond Laurie Sports Centre held the 2015 Northern Rivers Basketball Challenge. There were four schools participating with Byron Bay High, Trinity (Lismore) , St Andrews (Grafton) and CVAS (Grafton). In the opens boys St Andrews players who are new to basketball became more confident and stronger. Improving with each game, finishing forth. CVAS unfortunately just missed out on a spot in the grand final through a narrow defeat to trinity, missing out by a 3 pointer rimming out on the buzzer for the win. In the grand final Byron Bay had an outstanding game against the very talented Trinity team with a well-balanced team with all players contributing. It was an exciting match to watch with plenty of layups from both teams being made. Trinity showed plenty of grit, but the Byron Bay big boys dominated the middle to take the win 48-24 The girl’s competition Trinity entered two teams with one from Byron Bay High and the other from St Andrews Grafton. The girl’s rounds ran along the same lines as the boys with St Andrews showing great fight and improvement but missing the grand final game. This was played between Byron Bay High in which Trinity took home the winning shield in a tough game. Both teams defended very well and played tremendously as teams. Byron Bay ran with Trinity but with only 5 players eventually ran out of legs. Allowing Trinity to take the win 45-22 and the Northern Rivers High School Championships Shield. Over all it was such a great day, thanks to all the schools and teachers for participating.