Despite not looking fantastically happy in the above photo, the Year 10 Basketball Team should be extremely proud of themselves. Faced with opposition equipped with minimum 5 substitutes, and often a significant height advantage, the lads did not let themselves down, finishing a commendable 2nd place out of 4.

Game 1 the gents were immediately thrown into a tough battle, facing a strong and very able Filey. A slow start let them down, two baskets in quick succession meant they slipped to a 4-0 losing margin. By half time they had however made amends, and were 8-4 up. Baskets from Edward Broadbent x2, Noah Richardson and Caleb Sheader providing the determined comeback which would set the tone for the evening. The second half the lads grew into their own, with Jenson Craig a rock in defence, constantly hassling the Filey attackers. Tyson Greening began to show his class, scoring a seemingly impossible 3 pointer from some distance. A further Edward and Noah basket sealed the win, with Edward proclaiming himself the next ‘Steph Curry’!

Game 2 and St Augustine’s were moving through the gears, and easily dispatched another strong side in Pindar School. Despite no substitutes, fatigue was never going to an issue for these determined lads, and the ever more impressive Tyson scored 3 more baskets, in addition to Edward ‘Steph Curry’ Broadbent adding another late on. Pindar managed to secure a solitary point, a foul from the tenacious Noah and Jenson giving the opposition a minor cause to celebrate.

Game 3 was to be the Year 10s biggest challenge, facing a Scalby side who had scored 30 and 22 in their previous matches, almost without reply. Scalby began quickly, racing to a 10-0 lead at half time. Shell-shocked, St Augustine’s took a moment to compose themselves, and began the second half the brighter, with excellent interplay from Caleb and Tyson creating an opportunity Tyson simply couldn’t miss. Unselfish work from Caleb was duly rewarded and the boys celebrated! Scalby were clearly rattled, and despite pressing hard to get back into the game, they weathered the almighty St Augustine’s stormed to win the tournament, and the game finished 18-2.