3 weeks ago, our basketball team were losing finalists at the Vale Basketball Festival. In a very closely fought game, they lost by 1 basket.
Our success in this event, meant that we qualified for the Melton and the Vale Finals which were played on Thursday 28th November.
Our first game was against the winners of the Melton Festival. As a result of excellent teamwork and some super shooting, we beat them convincingly by 12 baskets to 4.
This meant that we were in the final and once again.
Our opponents were tough and played brilliantly. Shortly after the half-time break, we were trailing by 6 baskets to 3. However, our amazing players did not give up. We were organised and a tight-knit team and very gradually began to turn the game around. With 5 minutes left to play, we had pulled back to 6:6. At this point, the opposing players seemed to lose their confidence and this enabled our team to dominate and go on to score a further 3 baskets, thus winning the game 9:6.
It was incredibly exciting to watch and the victory was so well deserved, not only because of the quality of our play but also because of the teamwork and sportsmanship that we exhibited.
Our basketball team will now have the honour of representing Melton and the Vale in the County Finals which will be held in the new year at the Leicester Arena.
Well done to Tom, Ruby, Oli, Eloise, Conor, Katy, Tyler and Norah-you have made Mrs Kay and Mrs Boles so proud.
Thank you to Mrs Brown, Mrs Wetherall, Mrs McCahon and Mrs Walton for their support.