Basketball resumes

GAME 1 - Ravens 61 vs Warriors 49

After a break for the school holidays, the High School boys basketball competition re-started on Monday afternoon, and it was a scorcher. Despite the heat, all the players gave 100 per cent effort, and some good basketball was played. For the Ravens, Ben Trotter was good in offence, using his size effectively, and Victor Brendstrup was terrific in defence, playing his heart out and not leaving any energy left in the tank. For the Warriors, Jerod Blyton was very good in offence, working with his teammates to execute some fantastic '1-2' plays that often resulted in points on the board. Charlie Keegan-Bull also had a fantastic game, with superb shot selection and execution. The game was closely fought for the first three quarters, but at the start of the fourth, the Ravens had a big run, putting them ahead by double figures, which the Warriors struggled to pull back. The final score was 61-49 in favour of the Ravens. Due to an error in score keeping, individual scores were not accurately recorded, however, the MVP awards went to Jerod Blyton for the Warriors, and Victor Brendstrup for the Ravens.

GAME 2 - Wings 40 vs SuperSonics 39

In the second game of the evening, the SuperSonics played the best that they have as a unit, leading the whole game until the final few minutes. It was neck and neck with less than a minute to go, the SuperSonics behind, when Tyler Fanning hit a fantastic three pointer to put his team ahead by one, the score being 39-38. This left the Wings with about 30 seconds to get up the court and score. The SuperSonics showed some great defence, but they were ultimately undone by their lack of height under the basket - Tim Wall used his height effectively, receiving a good pass from Pierre Wall directly under the basket to sink an easy basket and take the game 40-39. Aidan Webb was great for the Wings, with some outstanding dribbling skills, and Thijs de Ruijter, SuperSonics was also fantastic, giving a great display of dribbling and passing. Aidan and Thijs received the MVP award for their respective teams. Unfortunately, there was a score keeping error for this game as well, meaning individual scores are not available.

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