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against St Andrew’s College, was definitely an exciting battle. StAC appeared to have “upgraded” their team since we first played them. Our determination won through, however, and we held the lead throughout the second half –the 42–37 win taking us through to the final against Shirley Boys’ High School. In this match, SBHS were a strong side, but we proved stronger on the night. The boys gave it their all and won 48–35. The team have been so enthusiastic in both their games and training sessions. They deserve the accolade of best Friday night team of the season. Charlie Hanson was voted Most Valuable Player and Daniel Qi was our Team Player of the Year.

season, and Thomas Sunderland who was awarded Team Player of the Year for recognition of his teamwork and humility both on and off the court. A massive thank you to the boys for a great season and also to all the parents who have supported the team throughout.

for their money. It came down to a heartbreaking final six seconds and a loss of only one point, but showed the boys what they were capable of against a top side. After regular season round robin matches, we entered pool play. Our pool included two of the final top three teams in the grade – St Bede’s College and Christchurch Boys’ High School – and this was reflected by these being our two losses at this stage, after a starting win against Cashmere. This meant we were up against St Thomas’s again in the play- off stage. With everything to play for to stay in the competition, both teams fought hard – but, much like the round robin match, St Thomas’s managed to secure another three point win. Despite the record not being in our favour, the talent in the team was evident. Many of the boys went on to play in representative basketball teams at different stages in the season. Jordan Braithwaite played for U17 Canterbury A, while Tom Harrison played for U17 Canterbury B, and Cameron McCarthy, Daniel Metherell, Jono Henderson and Hamish Patterson were all selected for U17 Canterbury Metro. Nic Book’s inclusion in the U15 national team is particularly impressive. Further, the experience that the Year 9 and 10 players gained from this grade put them in good stead to contribute to the winning Year 9–10 Junior Premier team.

Caroline Black Manager

U17A BASKETBALL Manager: Nicole Billante Coach: Ed Book Team: Nic Book, Jordan Braithwaite, Ed Davidson, Tom Harrison, Jono Henderson, Jeremy Kinley, Cameron McCarthy, Daniel Metherell, Hamish Patterson, Bruno Vaughan The U17A were entered into the top grade of the U17 competition for Canterbury Basketball. This is a very tough grade but, with the primary goal of developing our boys to be able to play in top level tournaments, the team persevered against some very strong opposition. After very strong wins throughout grading games, signs were positive for the season ahead. Injuries dogged the team, however, and the U23s also frequently required the assistance of some of our players, which had a flow-on impact. In regular season play the boys had two strong wins against Cashmere High School and Shirley Boys’ High School. Against Cashmere, with three players unable to play, it was tight throughout, but the other members stepped up, with great defence by Jono Henderson and some brilliant 3-pointers by Tom Harrison. A full strength side dominated in our other win against SBHS. This enabled contributions from everyone, with a season stand- out performance by Daniel Metherell. Regular season also had two other very tight games. An injury affected game and high foul count meant St Thomas of Canterbury College were able to win by three points, after the lead passed back and forth throughout. Our full strength team was able to give the exceptionally strong Middleton Grange team a run

Samantha Squire Manager

SENIOR GREY BASKETBALL Manager: Caroline Black

Team: Tom Downs, Matthew Gibbs, Oscar Harcourt, Tom Jones, Jack Minson, Henri Quested, Archie Roberts, Nick Schneideman, Oliver Stewart, Thomas Sunderland, Angad Vraich, Jamie Yee 2019 was a great season for the Senior Grey basketball team. Made up of some seasoned players and some newbies, the boys bonded well throughout the season and really progressed as a group of players. They ended the season with five wins and seven losses, with a number of those losses being by less than three points. The season was dominated by the “3-pointer”. It seemed to be the shot of choice by our boys and it was great to see many of them successfully making the shot as the season progressed. Weekly trainings were a great way for the boys to grow as a team – and a huge thanks must go to the Rams coaching squad. While all the boys have played well throughout the season, special mention needs to be made of Archie Roberts, who was awarded Most Valuable Player for his consistent drive and focus throughout the

Nicole Billante Manager

U17B BASKETBALL Manager: Olivia Austin

Team: Henry Smith (captain), Levi Astle, Kevin Chiang, Will Churcher, Harry Greenwood, Jonathan Huo, Angus Ireland, Thomas Johnston, Matt Lewis, Robert McClean, Thomas Stephens The U17B basketball team is to be highly commended for their efforts this season. The boys started off strong in the competition, and won a majority of


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