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SENIOR WHITE BASKETBALL Manager: Dr Briar Wait Coaches: Canterbury Rams Team: Matthew Gibb, Harry

and off the court. As well as regularly setting up players to put points on the board, Harry scored numerous points himself and supported the team from the bench. Despite the challenges associated with sport in the 2020 winter season, for this team it was a good opportunity to have some fun. Dr Briar Wait Manager, Senior White Basketball INTERMEDIATE BLACK BASKETBALL Manager: Katie Southworth Coaches: Canterbury Rams Team: Charlie Eglinton, Santino Felitti-Duter, Guy Greening, Christian Higgins, Ciaran Huntley, William Olsson, Gus Priest, George Ryan, Michael Taylor, Tommy Williamson The 2020 season was a little mixed for the Intermediate Black team. We had some outstanding wins – for example, 90–26 against Hillmorton High School; a couple of very closely fought encounters with Rolleston College and Rangiora New Life School, where it could have gone either way; and were also outplayed by other teams – such as, going down to Lincoln High School 37–62. Some weeks we really seemed to gel as a team and the set plays were successful and accurate, other weeks it just didn't go our way. Nevertheless, despite fluctuations in results, the one thing that remained consistent all season was the boys commitment to training and to continually trying to improve, and their team spirit and sportsmanlike approach to every game. As well as their positive and enthusiastic attitudes, it was this, I think, that made the season a huge success. All the boys gave it their all, and should be very proud of themselves. Ciaran Huntley was consistently outstanding in attack and defence. George Ryan was responsible for some great set plays and all over the court coverage. Charlie Eglington showed energy and enthusiasm, and

was a great team player. Christian Higgins was a quiet hard worker, low key but an integral team player. Michael Taylor was new to basketball, but soon became a key defender. Tommy Williamson was consistent in attack and defence. Mention must also be made of William Olsson, who was injured during the season, and Guy Greening, our most improved player. Guy was new to basketball this year and developed significantly as the weeks progressed. Gus Priest was our most valuable player. He never missed a game and contributed every week as a point scorer. And lastly, Santino Felitti-Duter was our most valuable team member. Santino was integral to helping with organisational communication, and even coached the boys in the week he was injured. Katie Southworth Manager, Intermediate Black Basketball INTERMEDIATE WHITE BASKETBALL TiC/Manager: Elaine Tang Coaches: Nale Fifita, Fletcher Miller Team: Freddy Backhouse, Jonnie Bennetto, Jamie Burdon, Harry Campbell, Oscar Chen, Freddie Coates, Nico Elworthy, Hayden Goodwin, Robert Kidd, Will McQuilkin, Fergus Ryan The Intermediate White Basketball team had a challenging season. The first game was away at Hagley College. This was a shock for several of the students, who had never played basketball before and were unfamiliar with the rules and strategies. It was a brutal game, with College losing 52–8. Despite this setback, the boys went on to play at St Bede’s College, losing 91–4. By Term 3 they had been placed in a more appropriate division. Once this was set, they continued to play with determination. The first game of the new term was away against Rangiora High School. At half-time it looked like College was in with a chance of winning, with the score at 12–13 to Rangiora, but the

Greenwood, Seb Hudson, Ryan Lynch, Edward Priest, Henri Quested, George Simpson, Sione Tupou, Tim Ward, Ricky Yau The Senior White basketball team competed socially in the Boys Open Division 3 Section 2 and finished the round robin games in 5th position. While some in the team took a casual approach to training and games, when on court they had a competitive streak and gave every Friday night game 100 percent even when behind on points. On the court, they worked together as a team and all players got their hands on the ball. They gave each game their best shot and scored some good three pointers throughout the season. A highlight of the season was the Senior White vs Senior Blue, College vs College match on Friday 21 August. At half-time, the score was almost even at 13–12 to White, and this kept everyone on their toes. Throughout the game, shooting was passed around and everyone got a chance to put points on the board. A comment from the team was “we’re in perfect harmony – just like House Music.” The optimism of an over the head shot from halfway that was not even close summed up the cavalier attitude to shooting in the second half, where offence was prioritised over defence. Following an intense and competitive game played mainly in the mid court, Senior White took the win 35–14. Henri Quested was awarded most valuable player for his commitment to the team and the energy he brought to each game. He was integral to the team’s success when they managed a win and kept points going on the board even during tough games. Harry Greenwood was awarded most valuable team member for his commitment to both training and the team, and for his support both on


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