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Round 1 Basketball Report v Knox

1st Basketball v Knox

1st Basketball v Knox

1st Basketball v Knox

2nd Basketball v Knox

2nd Basketball v Knox

2nd Basketball v Knox

2nd Basketball v Knox

2nd Basketball v Knox

1sts

Saturday, 22 October was the 2022/2023 Basketball season opener, where Waverley’s 1st V faced off against Knox in a well-fought, intense battle up at Wahroonga. Unfortunately, Knox was able to beat Waverley 81 to 65.

It was a slow start to the game for Waverley, with Knox coming out firing in the first quarter and moving to a 32-17 lead. The students were then able to switch it on for the rest of the game, bringing Knox’s lead down to just 6 in the third quarter.

From then on, it was just point for point between the two teams until late in the fourth quarter, where Knox was able to run away and secure their first win of the season. Marko Rangan, Sergej Jakovlijevic and Harry Lee worked hard all game to give Waverley a fighting chance. The students will face off against Knox once more next year, where they hope to attain a victory.

2nds

Before the 1st V, Waverley’s 2nd V faced off against Knox for their season opener, where they went on to win in a well-deserved victory. Straight away from the jump ball, the students worked hard to gain an early lead, with the help of Aren Yaghoubian. They kept their lead for the rest of the game, as they continually tried building it up.

The third quarter was where they were really able to shine, and where they gained an 11-point lead with the help of Dom Smith’s defence. During the fourth quarter, Knox was able to come back to make it a 3-point game.

In the end, Waverley was just too good, and were able to secure their win over Knox with the final score 58 to 54. The win gives the 2nd V a confidence boost as they head into the second week of the CAS season.

10As

Waverley 10As faced off against Knox at Waverley in a close game which came down to the wire. Both teams fought hard, but unfortunately Waverley came up just short, with the final score 28 -34. The students were led well by Renato Rovacchi, Giles Strachan, and Mati Falaniko.

9As

Waverley’s 9As worked hard at home to secure an 8-point win over Knox. The students were led behind the star players Angus Peshos, Isaac Buchanan, and Jonte Garvey in their win, with the final score 32-24.

8As

The 8As had a nail-biting game against Knox, that came down to the final buzzer. The students continued to work hard till the final buzzer, but unfortunately came short by 4 points. They were led well by Aidan Giusti, Phil Falaniko and Hayden McAusland, with the final score 28 to 32.

Good luck to all players who will be facing off against St Aloysius’ this Saturday, where we hope to have wins across all age groups.

 

Tom Gleeson

Captain of 1sts

Wins, Losses and Draws

Saturday, 22 October saw the resumption of CAS Basketball, with Waverley up against perennial Basketball powerhouse, Knox Grammar. While our 1sts, unfortunately, were unable to come away with a win, our 2nd V posted a rousing 4-point win away at Knox, which is never an easy assignment. Both 1sts and 2nds face undefeated St Aloysius’ teams this week.

Waverley also enjoyed further wins across all age groups including 4th V (35-28), 6th V (32-24), 8th V (31-26), 9th V (34-32 against St Joseph’s), 10th V (31-10 against Newington), 10G (24-14), 9A (32-24), 9B (42-27), 9D (30-28), 9G (30-28), and 8C (31-27).

The 10Fs drew 25-all, while another 9 teams lost by 6 points or fewer.

Supporters’ Club BBQ

The Supporters’ Club BBQ is back up and running after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. In the past, funds raised by the Supporters’ Club have helped to pay for Basketball equipment including scoreboards, shot clocks, backboards and rims.

Thanks to Rachael Smith and Glenn Smith for their wonderful efforts in running the BBQ over the past two weeks.

If you are able to help out for one hour on a Saturday when your son plays at Waverley, please contact Rachael Smith at rachael_gray@hotmail.com. It would be greatly appreciated!

Good luck to all teams this week against St Aloysius’!