The finals of the Year 8 Boys Basketball Championships took place at the Wildcats Arena on 10th February and provided some of the most thrilling basketball of the season.
The first semi final was a real “ding dong” affair with Ellis Guilford and Big Wood trading baskets at will in a game that just went from end to end, score to score with the skill level of the highest standard.
As the final whistle blew the scores were locked at 15 – 15 meaning 2 minutes of extra time.
Despite the valiant efforts of Ellis Guilford Big Wood managed to force a penalty basket, quickly followed by another basket to secure their place in the final with a 19-15 victory.
In the second semi Djanogly had things a little more their own way with a 14 – 6 win over a plucky Trinity.
The final pitched the two form teams together and didn’t fail in producing another outstanding game of basketball. Once again Big Wood found themselves in a real arm wrestle and scores were traded at will and as the game entered the final minute scores were once again locked, but Big Wood found a way to take a 1 point lead to secure the gold medals.
In the bronze play off Ellis Guilford overcame their semi final disappointment to beat Trinity 18 - 6