On Tuesday night 6 of our Y5/6 children went along to Aldercar High School to participate in the AVSSP Basketball competition. After finishing as runners-up in the last two years we were determined to go one better this year and win the competition. The team started brilliantly, beating Langley Mill 10-0 in the first game and Mundy 'B' 4-0 in the second. Moving into the final two games, we knew it would be tougher as we had to play Howitt first, the team who beat us in two finals last year, but this year they were no match for our aggressive basketball as we ran out 4-0 winners once again.
In the final game we faced Mundy 'A', who had also won all of their games, which essentially made this a final, and what a final it was! We started nervously, gifting Mundy an early basket, but this got our players going and a great basket from Jayden drew us level to settle the nerves. The game was end to end from here on in with both teams playing great basketball with some great steals and interceptions.
With 45 seconds to go, Mundy scored and it looked like we would be defeated once again in the final, but our team showed great resilience to draw level with a superb basket from the irrepressible Sam.
Therefore the game went to overtime, as we had done in our last two basketball finals (which we lost), but this year Tom stepped up to score the winning basket!
It was a fantastic team performance in which everyone contributed and every player showed great teamwork, commitment and resilience to finally come through and win the competition. We are immensely proud of the team and all children who attend these competitions as they always give it their all, whilst showing great sportsmanship and fair play. The team will go on to play in the basketball finals in two weeks and try and do it all again!