Another exciting interhouse competition took place last week with students all across secondary cheering for their respective houses. Students put on a show of their basketball skills throughout the round robin competition being played from Monday to Thursday. Players and student spectators showed house spirit throughout the round robins by enthiusiastically supporting their teammates on the sidelines.
With teams battling it out for spots in the finals held on Friday, Eucalypt eventually earned spots in all of the senior and junior finals while Wattle gained places for both senior events to join them. Finally, Waratah took the remaining two junior spots in the finals.
On Friday, the finals were played out through the afternoon. The junior girls game was close with Waratah eventually coming out as victorious by a margin of less than five points. Junior boys saw a bombard of scoring by both Eucalypt and Waratah with basketball players Issac and Cheuk crossing and ankle breaking opponents. Eucalypt pulled an early lead and the lead remained throughout all the way until the final buzzer, earning Eucalypt a victory.
The senior girls games was extremely close between Eucalypt and Wattle with neither team willing to allow the other to score. After four quarters, the Eucalypt senior girls hit crucial layups and pulled away with a narrow victory.
The senior boys game saw Eucalypt competing against Wattle in a fierce battle. However, Eucalypt pulled away with an early 11-0 start and Wattle struggled to comeback, leading to Eucalypt’s victory both for the senior boys and the interhouse basketball competition overall.
All students are commended for their demonstration of skill, sportsmanship and support during the 2019 Interhouse Basketball Tournament. Many staff and teachers also volunteered their support for which we are very grateful.
Kath Ellis | Head of PDHPE R-12