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Creditable second place for Year 10 girls

posted 1 Dec 2014, 00:49 by Phil Broughton   [ updated 1 Dec 2014, 00:50 ]
RSSP Girls Basketball Tournament 
Wednesday 26 November 
1st Place - Waldegrave School, 2nd Place - Richmond Park Academy, 3rd Place - Grey Court School 
Report by Mr Costello 

The Year 10 team came a creditable second in the Borough Basketball Tournament at Twickenham Academy, coming away with a win and a loss.

They faced a strong Waldegrave team in the first game suffering the double disadvantage of starting the game straight off the minibus whilst the opposition had just played a game against Twickenham Academy. This was a huge factor in what were shortened matches, as Waldegrave started with a fast tempo and jumped out to a big early lead. After a time-out the flow of the game changed and RPA came back into it on the back of some excellent offence by Jade and Charlotte, winning the second half but they were unable to bridge the gap.

They started their second game strongly against Grey Court and took a four-point lead into half time. In a frenetic, end-to-end match, all of the team contributed to the scoring and rebounding and managed to repel a strong comeback from Grey Court in the second half to run out three-point winners, securing second place overall.

Team: Anya, Charlotte, Jade, Viktorija, Eve