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boys learning to play as a team and supporting each other. Undeterred, the boys played Rangiora New Life School in the second game of the season. Only a few points behind throughout, it seemed that a win was within reach. However, Rangiora New Life proved the better, faster team, winning 41–29, despite the boys’ hard work. However, their determination was rewarded in the following game against Hillmorton High School, with the Year 9 Black team winning 49–42. It was a well-deserved win for all the boys, with Geordie Pavey the top scorer with 20 points. Unfortunately, that was to be the only win of the season, with losses to Te Paˉ o Raˉkaihautuˉ, St Bede’s

College, Lincoln High School, and Christchurch Boys’ High School. In close games, Te Paˉ o Raˉkaihautuˉ won 29–26, and Lincoln High School secured a one-point victory. In several games, College stayed in touch throughout, only to lose

Book, who helped coach, advise, referee, and encourage the team. We were very lucky to have such dedicated seniors and role models willing to spend their time with the Year 9s. The Most Valuable Player was Geordie Pavey while the Best Team Member was Max Hao. Elaine Tang Manager

momentum in the final part. Overall, the boys learnt a lot

about team spirit this season. The support from parents, siblings and grandparents was extremely valuable and kept the team going. The boys also learnt to support and encourage each other, despite the losses. Essentially, they simply enjoyed being on the court and playing basketball. A special mention should go to two senior students, Vili Pale and Joshua

SENIOR A BASKETBALL 2021 Winner of the Canterbury Schools’ Thomson Trophy

Back Row: RA McClean, NA Book, LM Jack, HR Adam, VST Pale Middle Row: Mr BR Sheat (Coach), TD Heath, JT Braithwaite, JS Clements, CT McCarthy, EI Davidson Front Row: HG Patterson, JP Kinley, JE Book (Captain), MJT Lewis, TR Harrison


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