The Year 7/8 Basketball went toe to toe with some of the toughest schools in the bay in their first basketball Central Venue League of the academic year.

The team comprised of seasoned ballers, Jack Dorothy and Tim Alanis, and new additions, Sam Hitchcock and Leo Mullins participated in three competitive fixtures against local powerhouses Tower House, TBGS and Churston and demonstrated fantastic team spirit and superb effort throughout these games.

The first game saw them compete in a derby match against Tower House, where they were pushed all the way in what turned out to be a hotly contested encounter. Both teams demonstrated strong scoring abilities, but it was PCSA who would prove to be the victors, as they outscored their opponents by four baskets, to set up 22-14 score line. Jack Dorothy, Tim Alanis and Leo Mullins were the men on target!

Game two saw the team put their skills to the test against a school with immense Basketball pedigree, Churston Ferrers. The boys knew that they would have to be at their best against the team from Churston, and started the game very strongly with baskets from Hitckcock, Mullins and Dorothy, as they built an early lead. With a half time lead of 12 points, the boys knew that a strong second half performance would secure two wins from their first two games, and that’s exactly what they got, as further baskets from captain and playmaker Alanis, and the prolific Dorothy, meant that the team ended the game on the right side of a fantastic 38-15 score line.

The final game would prove to be the toughest of the evening, as the four PCSA boys squared up against Torquay Boys Grammar School. As well as having some very talented players at their disposal, TBGS also boasted a squad of eight players, which allowed them to continually keep their players fresh, and this played a significant role in the 32-16 score line in favour of the grammar school boys. The PCSA boys were faultless in their efforts, and would have certainly have ran their opponents closer had they had a bigger squad of players to support the tiring legs of those boys who had given everything they had for the cause!

With this being such an excellent start to the Basketball season, there is a great optimism for this team looking forward to the rest of the season!

Well done boys!

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