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of these players worked tirelessly on defence and contributed to the scoreboard. Although basketball may not be the expertise of the team, they are all clearly talented sportsmen and provided glimpses of excellence along with great team comradery. It has been a pleasure managing the Intermediate Red team, they have provided many thrilling and entertaining moments this season. Carey Prebble Manager, Intermediate Red Basketball U17 BLACK BASKETBALL Manager: Nicole Billante Coach: Joe Cook-Green Team: Jordan Braithwaite, Kevin Chiang, Jacob Clements, Ed Davidson, Truman Heath, Will Jones, Jeremy Kinley, Matthew Lewis, Cam McCarthy, Rob McClean, Hamish Patterson, Alex Speight, Bruno Vaughan, Peter Wang The U17 Black team had a great season. Competing in the Canterbury Basketball U17 Mid-Grade, the delayed start to the season was no barrier for this team. While the season started with several close games, some of which did not go our way, the boys quickly found their groove and started to work together as a team. With a combination of boys ranging from our youngest development player in Year 9 to more experienced Year 12 students, there were no egos on the court. All boys contributed to what turned out to be a season with only a handful of losses. The team placed top in the round robin competition with six straight wins, and booked a place in the quarter-final against St Bede's College. A convincing win saw them secure a semi-final spot against Burnside High School. Sadly, despite a very strong win, a technicality saw the other team go through to (and win) the final. The boys took this in their stride, which is a testament to the character and all-round sportsmanship of this team. Quite

deservedly, they were awarded the Saturday Team of the Year at the basketball end of season prize-giving. A particular mention must also be given to the wonderful support of the parent community of the U17 Black team. The camaraderie, after game snacks, and unwavering support made it a very special year for these players. Even when Covid alert level 2 restrictions limited places in the stands, the generosity in sharing our allocated spectator spaces ensured a range of families were able to share in the great wins. Nicole Billante Manager, U17 Black Basketball U17 WHITE BASKETBALL TiC/Manager: Olivia Austin Coach: Scott Kitto Team: Levi Astle, Jack Churcher, Will Churcher, Santino Felitti-Duter, Jonathan Huo, Angus Ireland, Fergus Johnston, Thomas Johnston, Henry Smith, Thomas Stephens, Harvey Watson, Daniel Wei The U17 White Basketball team is to be highly commended for their efforts this season. The boys started off strong in the competition, winning against Gators White 60–43. With Covid-19 disruptions and injuries, however, it was clear many of the boys were not up to their usual sporting standards, which unfortunately meant we lost a majority of our games. Although the team took some unexpected losses, they lost with a great sense of dignity. The boys represented College well, with College virtues being displayed throughout the season; showing respect and teamwork despite their obvious disappointment. Our best game, although not a winning one, deserves a mention. In week five we played Burnside Green. Wow, what a game! We fought the entire duration – and the final score of 56–87 does not reflect the effort and drive the boys demonstrated. The high energy from every member of the team contributed to the whole atmosphere. I could not pick

one player for special mention as all worked together to achieve the best outcome possible, and the boys persevered right until the end. What we take away is our pride and high standard of sportsmanship. A special thank you to coach Scott Kitto who led the boys this season. Scott plays for the Canterbury Rams and was able to bring his knowledge to help the boys succeed at their best. Early mornings and late night trainings took a huge effort, but it was clear when all were at training and at games that they were able to reflect what they had learnt from Kitto on the court. Standout students this season include Jonathan Huo, who would always offer a helping hand with duty. Our most improved player was Angus Ireland, who in every game put his best foot forward, while our highest scorer was Harvey Watson, who was often able to finish the play due to the amazing teamwork on court. I am proud of what this team achieved this year, despite many disruptions over the course of the season. It is unfortunate we did not come out victorious overall, but we enjoyed many successes. I look forward to this team coming back to basketball with a strong determination to succeed, and to continue to see these boys playing and enjoying basketball throughout their years at College.

Olivia Austin TiC U17 White Basketball

U15 BLACK BASKETBALL Manager: Susan Harding Coach: Rani Hammond Team: Ed Davidson, Gus Eglinton, Jackson Garry, Truman Heath, Matty Hickman, Fergus Johnston, Aston Nijjar, PJ Palamo, Austin Smith, Ashwin Thomas, Peter Wang The last win of the season – 50–49 against St Andrew’s College – was indicative of a series of nail-biting, Saturday afternoon matches, fought point by point, which were a spectator’s delight but a roller


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