Basketball County Finals
Congratulations to every school that made it to the Team Leicestershire Basketball County Finals which were held at Leicester Riders, Morningside Arena during March. It was a huge achievement to even make it to the final and there was some amazing basketball skills and plays shown over the events.
The final standings across all the events were:
Hope Hamilton 5 – St Mary & St Johns 3
3rd / 4th Play Off
Avenue 12 – Glenmere 6
Standings (5th – 10th)
5th – Mountfields Lodge
6th – Bottesford
7th – Bishop Ellis
8th – Gilmorton
9th – All Saints
10th – Richmond
The atmosphere at the primary event was really good, incredibly supportive and every team was competitive yet fair. There was also a special appearance from Leicester Rider's Captain, Darian Nelson-Henry, who watched a few of the matches and presented the awards at the end of the competition.
Secondary Girls Final
Wreake Valley 21 – Lutterworth High 16
St Martin's 38 – Gartree 5
De Lisle 33 – Lutterworth High 18
Rawlins 26 – Hinckley Academy 22
The secondary girl's finals were extremely close games with teams who were in the lead at half time, not winning at the end of the final quarter. The games were fast paced and had end to end play with excellent shooting and defending.
Year 7 Winners, Wreake Valley
Year 8 Winners, St Martin's
Year 9 Winners, De Lisle
Year 10/11 Winners, Rawlins
St Paul's 45 – Wreake Valley 9
Bosworth Academy 30 – St Paul's 21
Robert Smyth 34 – Gartree 32
St Paul's 47 – Rushey Mead 31
Wigston Academy 76 – Priory Belvoir 34
Rawlins 34 – Loughborough Grammar 33
The Team Leicestershire Secondary Boys Finals had some extremely competitive and close matches, with teams finishing with 1 or 2 points between them. The standard of shooting, defending and passing was incredibly high and every school played very high quality basketball. Well done to all who took part.
Our thanks in particular also go to: Leicester Riders and their staff, Morningside Arena, all of our officials and the staff and players of all the schools who competed.
We hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and we look forward to hopefully seeing you at future Team Leicestershire events.