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Year 7 basketball team keep competitive

posted 3 Apr 2017, 09:47 by Michele Colt
The Year 7 basketball team secured their second straight third place finish in the Borough Tournament this term at Christ’s School. Although each of their opponents
were much taller, they scrapped mightily and put together some increasingly impressive defensive possessions to come away with a 2-1 record. Their first game was a narrow loss to finalists Teddington, who had a clear size advantage which they capitalised on through offensive rebounding. RPA stuck at it and made several crucial baskets to keep the score close, but they couldn't manage to score in the last 30 seconds to send the game into overtime. The second game was a one-point victory over Twickenham with a clutch free throw by Jake sealing the victory. Alex was denied a buzzer beater by half a second but celebrated it just the same. Their 3rd place playoff was a tight affair against Turing House. Noam did a fantastic job guarding their star player and Jake penetrated at will to get to the basket and finish strong. They came out 3 point winners to take the bronze medal position. Well done to the whole team who contributed throughout! Team: Noam, Jake, Hesham, Oli, Freddie, Billy, Alex