THE girls said they wanted to play and play they did on Monday night at Kyabram Sports Stadium in Basketball Kyabram’s Term Two competition.
Some girls figured in four matches.
Ali Hall was one of those girls. Tall and with a tenacious mindset, Ali accumulated 22 points, figured in three winning sides and in a drawn match.
Other girls who played in the girls division and in the Years 5-6-7 mixed division were Hayley Poltorasky, Porsha Emini and Kayla Gordan.
Earlier in the evening, the star of the Grade 3-4 show was another girl. Sienna Brennan scored the first 10 points for the Gators, which set them on the road to a 22-14 victory over Wildcats.
Sam Mongan scored 16 points and defended strongly in Hornet’s 24-2 win over Raptors (Jack Kohn 2) in the Grade 3/4 division.
Another outstanding scorer was Brody Wells in the Grade 1-2 division. The young maestro captured 14 of the Hornets 18 points. Hornets were also miserly in not allowing the Raptors to score.
Another star of the 1/2 division Liam McInnes couldn’t miss, scoring 12 points. His tally was exactly half of his Wildcats’ points in their 24-0 victory over Gators.
Among a galaxy of highlights on the night, undoubtedly the drawn match in 5-6-7 division between Hornets and Raptors was the standout.
The ball whipped from end to end and when the final buzzer sounded, the clock showed 28-28.
With substitutions on the bench and no coaches to command the timing of interchanges, it was the players who volunteered themselves to exit the game for their teammate. As was related post-match to the 14 players, it was a rare display of a ‘selfless’ mindset by all players.
Veteran referee Lyn Dobbin also noted the exceptional sportsmanship of Logan Ford who on more than one occasion volunteered information to the referees which benefited the opposition.
For that, Logan will be awarded the Player of the Week before his match next Monday night.
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