On Friday 20th November the St. Joseph’s Basketball Team took part in the second basketball festival of the year. We lost only one game in the last festival, so could we go one better and win every game this time?
After the success of last festival, the St. Joseph’s team had grown in confidence and Mr Holmes was keen to strengthen the team with some key coaching points and additional team members.
The first game of the festival saw St. Joseph’s take on Newlands. St. Joseph’s looked sharp with some good passing and moving and plenty of shots. Finally, the first basket dropped in with a composed shot from Macey. Soon after, Millie made a great steal and pass it to Macey who struck the inside of the rim for a second time putting St. Joseph’s two up. In the last minute Newlands managed to get one back but that wasn’t enough to stop St. Joseph’s winning the game 2-1.
St. Joseph’s faced Minster in the second game, and the pressure was piled on from the starting whistle. The Minster team struggled to get the ball out of their half of the court due to some strong defending from Rhys and Olivia, which allowed shots to be fired at the Minster hoop over and over. Macey was the first to start the scoring, and this was quickly followed by William and Lloyd. Harrision then began to really shine and scored three baskets in quick succession. Will completed the scoring with another two baskets and St. Joseph’s won their second game 8-0.
St. Joseph’s were really becoming a team to watch and again there was an array of comments from other schools expressing how impressed they were with the St. Joseph’s team.
The final game for St. Joseph’s was against a St. Nicholas. Within the first minute William showed his ball skills and ended his run with a fantastic basket. It was only a matter of time before one of Harrison or Will’s weaving runs ended up with a second basket and it was Will who struck home. St. Joseph’s appeared to be very relaxed and in control of the game again having a vast number of shots. It was Macey again who scored the final basket and gave St. Joseph’s their 3-0 victory.
Mr Holmes could not have been happier. The St. Joseph’s Team conducted themselves in an excellent manner. The passion, teamwork, passing, and ball skills that St. Joseph’s displayed was exceptional.
To conclude, St. Joseph’s won all of their games convincingly, scoring a total of 13 baskets and only letting in 1. Well done!
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
St Peter’s Park Road