SPORT College scores premier titles in exceptional season
Christ’s College ended winter sport on an impressive note, securing the hockey and basketball titles.
College retained the Canterbury Secondary Schools premier hockey championship title, overpowering Timaru Boys’ High School, 4–1, in the final at Nga ¯ Puna Wai. For College, Finn McCormack- Young was in outstanding form – scoring twice – while James Griffin pushed College to a 3–1 lead and Tim Seeto wrapped up the win. It was the eighth final in 10 years for College, with five title wins overall. Led by Archie Batchelor, the impressive side peaked at the right time. “Despite a rocky start, the boys found the right form coming into the play-offs and were on track to carry this form through to the big game,” Archie says. “We are a young team and boys of all ages have really stepped up throughout the season.” Basketball Captain Josh Book steered the Senior A basketball team to the premier title, beating St Andrew’s College 92–88 in the Thomson Trophy Division One final.
His game-high 45 points and 14 rebounds set the tone, with Hunter Adam also making a big impact on the court at Cowles Stadium with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
“What excites us the most is doing something that has never been done before by College basketball and going back-to-back in winning the Thomson Trophy Canterbury competition,” Josh says.
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