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SENIOR GREY BASKETBALL Manager: Briar Wait Coach: Canterbury Rams Team: Ralph Allen, Rudi Beavan, Harry Grice, James Higginson, Jasper Johnson, Tom McFarlane, Alex Reid, Lee Voigt, Harvey Willis The Senior Grey team had a tough run, losing all 10 games in the Boys Open Division 4 and finishing the round robin in last spot. Weekly training with the Rams was scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at Wharenui, and travel for this venue proved problematic for many team members. Friday night games were very much a social endeavour. However, the team displayed a surprisingly competitive streak, with players willing to try anything to get points on the board. While the team lost every game, the boys had fun, gave each game their best shot and scored some good three-pointers. A highlight of the season came against St Bede’ College. With 2min 22sec on the clock at the end of the first half, both teams had 22 points. The teams matched each other to be 24–24 at half-time. Midway through the second half it was still point for point, with the score 30–30. Encouragement from the sideline included the gem “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” as the College team tried to stay in the game. However, the opposition pulled ahead, 43–34, but that did not stop the enthusiastic support from the bench and the team was commended for its perseverance. Alex Reid was awarded the Most Valuable Player for his commitment to scoring three-pointers and the energy he brought to the court. James Higginson was awarded Most Valuable Team Member for his commitment to both training and the team, and strong support both on and off the court. Briar Wait Manager

INTERMEDIATE BLACK BASKETBALL Manager: Katie Southworth Coach: Canterbury Rams Team: Felix Bowden, George Brackenridge, Archie Davidson, Thomas McCulloch, Lachie McVicar, Lucas Minehan, Ollie Nicholson, Mixer Sanrat, James Shen The Intermediate Black team faced some very close games this season. Despite a 50/50 win/loss ratio, the losses were often in the second half of the game, following close starts. However, the team developed extensively during the season with their knowledge and understanding of fouls and defensive strategies, which reduced the foul count and giving away easy free throws to the oppostition. Both Lachie McVicar and Archie Davidson should be commended for their work and progress in this area. Shooting was a real strength. When the game worked and flowed, the boys were shooting three-pointers all over the court. George Brackenridge, Ollie Nicholson and Thomas McCulloch especially enjoyed every opportunity to shoot. Unfortunately, the team could not play the final season games because of Covid-19 disruptions. However, on the points table, the team finished joint 3rd, and should be very proud. Congratulations to Ollie for being awarded Most Valuable Player, and Lachie and George for being recognised as Most Valuable Team Members. Additionally, to the whole team for their contributions. Katie Southworth Manager INTERMEDIATE WHITE BASKETBALL Manager: Samantha Squire Team: Jonnie Bennetto, Charlie Blackburn, Oscar Chen, Oscar Clay, Oliver Corbett, Nate Herewini, Jonty Inglis, Tom Picton-Warlow, Harry Rookes The Intermediate White team members displayed their character

opposite end of the court; Josh Ford’s reliable lay-ups and Will Patchett’s reliability in scoring three-pointers. However, the team’s true success came from strong communication and the ability to work to each other’s strengths. The versatility of Leo Li and Jack Brent was a real strength in this respect, as was the ‘have a go’ attitude of Hamish McCulloch and Guy Greening. Special mention must be made of Will Churcher. Despite being out with an injury throughout the winter season, Will continued to show up for many games, and several training sessions to support the crew. Chris Waugh Manager

SENIOR WHITE BASKETBALL MiC: Ben Sheat Manager: Ian Stevenson Coach: Ian Stevenson

Team: Peter Bodie-Healy, Sam Dickie, Harry Greenwood, Jono Henderson, Thomas Johnston, George Lee, Ryan Lynch, Gus Priest, George Ryan, Rajan Stephens, Tim Stewart The boys navigated a very tough season against strong teams in an extremely challenging division. Outclassed in the first game against Hillmorton High School, it continued to be a tough run against some formidable rivals. Always competitive and with Tim Stewart making some good on-court choices, the team just could not stay ahead. By the halfway stage of the season, the team was 0–6, despite the players’ gritty efforts to stay in the game. At this point, the team brought in fresh talent from Corfe House to bolster the ranks. However, the tough division stymied the players’ efforts, with the team recording a 0–9 season. While the boys showed tenacity and had some chances, the team could not make the crucial basket at the key times. Ian Stevenson Manager & Coach


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