On Thursday 13th August the Girls basketball team travelled down to the A.S.B. Stadium with to compete in the Eastern Zone Basketball Tournament.
When we were arrived there we had a bye. While we were waiting for our first match we warmed up and trained for the last couple of minutes.
Our first match was against Sancta Maria. This was the easiest match ever. We won 28-6. A few minutes later we went on the court again and challenged Saint Kent’s. This was an ultra physical match. In the first half they were leading 10-6 but then we caught up and made it a tie breaker 12-12.
This was our last match for our pool. We challenged Farm Cove Intermediate. It was a very tough game but in the end we managed to pull some tricks and and we won 14-8.
Winning that last match took us to the quarter finals. Our girls were buzzing with excitement. It took us a while to calm down. We then found out that we had to challenge Remuera. This was our hardest game of the day because most of them were taller than our captain Seneti. We were confident that we were going to win but unfortunately we lost 9-8.
We would like to thank our coaches for coaching us and buying us a big feed at McDonald’s and also to those who supported us and especially to our girls for trying their best and keeping their heads up high. In the end we were all players of the day because of our effort and sportsmanship.
I guess you win some and you lose some. As our coach says, “You learn more form losing than from winning.”
Senetii and Patricia Room 15