Primary Test out Harrow's Hoops
Primary Test out Harrow’s Hoops
On Monday afternoon following on from our Basketball Bonanza we travelled to Harrow to play a boys and girls Basketball match taking 9 girls and 12 boys on this occasion. After the long bus ride we looked a little tired until the excitement of the afternoon kicked in and got everybody going again. The boys started proceedings with 4 X 7 minute quarters and I was pleasantly surprised by the way the boys played and were able to sub in and out whilst maintaining some shape to the team. As this was Harrow’s training night they had a large squad which hampered them but our boys still earned their 30-4 victory with a lot of positive play to take forwards. Several players stood out but two boys worked very well in tandem to earn my players of the day and they were Harry Frain 6P and Karatae Uahwatanasakul 6G.
Next up were the girls who had been waiting patiently picking up some tips of what and what not to do from the boys. There game time had to be reduced to 3 X 7 minute thirds as time beat us but everyone got plenty of court time to develop their skills and understanding in a game situation. We started brightly, scoring the first basket but Harrow responded quickly with some determined play to level the score. The game continued in this see saw fashion with us never really getting away from them on the score board. Many of the girls were playing their first competitive game against another school and I was very pleased with the way that they rose to the occasion with my player of the day going to Murielle Kwant 6P. As the hooter sounded the girls were defending like crazy but certainly deserved their 12-10 win.
A very big thank you to Harrow for hosting us and to all of the players and parents who supported our teams during the afternoon.
Next up is our Interclass Basketball next week and our own Invitational Basketball Tournament on Friday 2nd October so keep shooting those hoops in Primary!
Head of Primary Physical Education