Lakeside Basketball Winners

Forest Crescent Primary School sent two teams to the Lakeside Basketball competition, one an all-boys team and one a mixed team, both comprised of Year 5 and 6 students. On arrival the students were introduced to how the days competition would be structured.

First up the boys team played Riverton Primary and lost with the mixed team playing a closer game, losing by just one point. In the second round the boys team faced up to East Fremantle Primary with a closer matched game, however, the final result ended up with East Fremantle Primary winning. In this round the mixed team played Oberthur Primary and were successful in winning that game.

The next round saw the boys team play All Saints College, with All Saints winning, and the mixed team played East Fremantle Primary with a large winning margin.

The mixed team went on to play in the grand final against Riverton Primary and after a close game, won by a margin of four points.

All students enjoyed themselves and said the all players conducted themselves with a high level of sportsmanship. Individual stand out performances from Forest Crescent Primary mixed team were Eugene who was consistently creating turnovers, assists and directing the play. Luke was a prolific shooter, though was quite happy to share the shooting duties, off loading the ball to other team members who were in a more advantageous position. Eli and Caitlyn were fast movers up and down the court. Zoe and Mikayla were rebounding stars with Courtney proving herself to be a valuable member with her shooting. James was a quick in manoeuvring around defenders with Roxy proving her worth as a defender along with Thomas’s great blocking efforts.

On the boys team the standout performances were from Naveen who proved his worth winning a lot of the ball ups with Cameron proving that he was a great attacker and defender, creating lots of opportunities and turnovers. Michael was busy directing the traffic on court, alerting his team mates to the opportunities in attack and problems with defence.

Author: B.Combes, Deputy Principal

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