Year 10 Basketballers Shine in Latest Triangular Tournament

On Monday 22nd January, the Year 10 Basketball team took part in arguably their most competitive Central Venue League to date as they took on Spires College and KEVICC respectively in a triangular central venue league format.

The team have been dedicating their lunchtimes to developing their ever improving skill sets, and seemed intent in displaying their talents to their opponents from the outset of the competition.

The team’s first match of the tournament saw them test their wits against the unknown entity of Spires College in what proved to be a thrilling, end to end encounter.

After an enthralling four quarters of Basketball, the Borough Road contingent could certainly hold their heads extremely high, despite being on the wrong end of a 53-49 score line, and were able to reflect upon some terrific patterns of play throughout the game.

Some excellent ball carrying from Point Guards Garry McMahon and George Woodcock allowed Blake Neal, Will Arthur and Alex Radcliffe to cash in their point scoring chips, as the tremendous trio kept the PCSA score ticking over.

The performance of Marcus Coombes proved to be biggest highlight for PCSA, as the outstanding number 12 racked up an impressive personal points tally, as well as providing some crucial assists for his teammates.

Keen to bounce back from the nail biting defeat in their first game, the team took on familiar foes KEVICC in their second and final game of the tournament.

The contest with KEVICC was another hard fought affair, but it would be the PCSA boys who would have the last laugh on this occasion as they battled to an impressive 21-20 victory over their Totnes counterparts.

KEVICC certainly didn’t hand the victory over on a silver platter, and the PCSA team had to claw back a 9 point half time deficit to secure the win.

The comeback was orchestrated by Captain Blake Neal, who led the fight back with some direct drives to the basket, and some intelligent support play, and he was ably assisted by Charlie Fleming and Messer’s Arthur and Radcliffe who certainly played their parts in what proved to be an excellent turn around.

The headlines were once again stolen by the excellent Coombes, whose buzzer beater winning basket proved to be the magic moment to captivate a superb result for the PCSA team.

Well done to all boys involved!

Mr Smith

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