On Friday, the 1sts faced off in a thriller that became a 20-point win by Waverley, led by Marko Rangan (39 points), Cameron Abbott and Daniel Palacio, with the final score being 65–85.
Cranbrook had a roaring crowd that the Waverley players were able to overcome. In the first quarter, the game was tight, with Waverley having a two-point lead at the end. By the end of the second quarter, the students had secured a 15-point lead. The game flew away from there, with Waverley in charge of the game until the end.
Next Friday, the 1sts are hoping to secure their second win of the CAS season, against an always competitive Trinity outfit.
On Friday, the 2nds also recorded a victory, after coming back from a 16-point deficit, led by Toby Longmire, Jake Mckell and Cooper Stynes.
Apart from the opening minutes, where Waverley jumped out to a seven-point lead, Cranbrook led the entire game, until the final minutes of the fourth quarter, where the Waverley players’ desire to win was greater.
Charlie Smith scored the go-ahead bucket in the final 30 seconds. With the end score being 54-50, the 2nds are so far going strong in their CAS season, and are hoping to notch up their third win against Trinity on Friday.
Juniors – 10as, 9As, 8As, 7As
The rest of our elite junior teams did not fare so well, with the 10As losing by seven points, with the final score being 31–38. Standout players were Tashi Harrison, Aren Yaghoubian and Hudson Hatchett.
The 9As also fell short with the end score being 38–58, the star players being Joseph Dametto, Benjamin Pignatelli and Tamen Peralta.
The 8As unfortunately lost, the final score being 30–38, with great games from Tane Barclay, Petros Kalpouzanis and Jonte Garvey.
Congratulations to the 7As, who won with a score of 30–19 off the back of a great team effort.
Other Victorious Teams
Other teams that were victorious included: 10B (54-30), 10C (43-30), 10D (34-31), 10G (42-12), 9H (24-11), 8B (36-16), 8G (24-17), 8H (44-7), 7B (32-14), 7C (33-31), 7D (25-18), 7E (40-10), 7F (22-20), 7G (20-14) and 7H (48-6).
Good luck to all teams as they take on Trinity this weekend.
By student reporters
Tom Gleeson (Captain of Basketball)
Hugo Roles (Captain of 1st V)
Mr Anthony Gibbs
Convenor of Basketball