The Basketball Secondary School Finals were held Friday 17 September at the Stadium, Morgan’s Road.
TBHS had teams in all four finals but unfortunately only came away with one win on the night.The Year 10 A team completed a very good season with a win against a very strong Ashburton side.This junior side has continued to develop all year and, after two big losses to Ashburton at the start of the year, turned their season around winning impressively in the last two games against them.TBHS has a very strong group of young players coming through the junior ranks and will be very competitive in the years ahead. It would be hard to single any members out on their performances on the night as it was a solid team effort. Final score: TBHS 38 Ashburton 28.
Unfortunately our Year 12/13 side looked very rusty in their final against Roncalli. These two teams are quite evenly matched but TBHS could not match their regular season easy win in the final. The team never led in the game, briefly tying the score at 59 all in the third quarter. Roncalli deserved their win but the TBHS team clearly lost momentum after the long layoff. Final Score: TBHS 74 Roncalli 86.
In the Junior B final, TBHS White struggled against a very strong Ashburton B. Ashburton held a big lead at half time but an improved performance in the second half saw the team finish their season on a positive note. Final score: TBHS 18 Ashburton 57.
In the Senior B final TBHS NBN played in a very competitive game against Opihi. They were always in touch but fell short, losing 28-25, in a good effort from this Year 12 side.