Year 9 Basketball Bradford Champions
SBSJ year 9 Basketball team claimed victory in the Winter School Games at Hanson School. The team had qualified from a previous competition held in the autumn.
SBSJ 10 v 8 Thornton
Although this was our first game, it turned out to be the key victory that allowed us to come above Thornton in the overall standings. A very close game that swung one way, then the other. The power of Joseph Nhandara won a number of rebounds and Colin Ocomen looked secure in possession. With 30 seconds left, Thornton levelled at 8-8 after their point guard ghosted through the middle of our defence. And then with just 15 seconds on the clock, Jabari Edwards produced a fabulous lay-up that claimed the win.
SBSJ 13 v 8 Beckfoot
Back-to-back games meant there was very little rest for our boys before facing the pre-tournament favourites. However, that did not seem to matter as we stormed into a 9 point lead. Jabari Edwards marking the opposition star man out of the game; turning over the ball on numerous occasions to instigate fast breaks down-court. Danieko Foster sealing the win with a nice set shot.
SBSJ 10 v 4 Oakbank
The boys went into this game knowing that a win would claim the trophy. We had gained in confidence from the two previous games and Jacob Angus was on fire early in the first half – netting 3 times. James Nyallay used his immense power and endurance to man mark the opposition’s best player, and this enabled us to attack with authority, knowing that we were so secure in defence.
This was a brilliant morning of basketball.
MVP – Jabari Edwards. Easily the star player of the whole tournament – hugely effective in offence and defence. The Bradford Dragon’s players were very impressed with his style and effort.
Colin Ocomen, Joseph Nhandara, Tom Doyle, Jabari Edwards, Danieko Foster, Jacob Angus, James Nyallay, Yenukua Anarwat.
Report by Mr P Cheetham
The year 10/11 team played 3 games and won 1 , coming third overall. Many of the students are year 10 so have another year to go at it and that should give us plenty of confidence to look forward next year's competitions. The season has 1 more game to go but plenty of positives totake from the tournament.
SBSJ 17 v Thornton 3
A good opening performance by the boys with some patient play and fantastic defending. It set us up quite well for the rest of the tournament and settled the nerves.
SBSJ 10v Beckfoot 12
Beckfoot were always going to come at us after we beat them in the qualifiers a few weeks ago. It was a pretty close game up until the last moments of the game where a great move by one of their players drew in a foul and enabled him to score from the line. The game was fierce at times and we played some exceptional moves, sometimesa moment of genius and shear luck can be the difference between winning and losing so all credit to Beckfoot for having the edge.
SBSJ 7 v Buttershaw 17
Our final game saw us a little deflated after the defeat by Beckfoot. We just couldn’t seem to find our rhythm, we stood watching each other , waiting for someone else to take the lead and it just did not seem to be going for us. A couple of early baskets for Buttershaw saw our confidence drop and we just never seemed to recover.
Next game vs Appleton Academy at home on Tuesday 7th March at 3.45pm
Report by Mr Hussain
The year 7 girls netball team had their first ever game at the West Yorkshire Games at Hanson and were playing some tough teams whose league games had already started. They were unlucky to lose 3 out of 4 games which meant they finished 7th overall however they learnt some valuable lessons. The girls stayed very strong in defence losing 2-0 to Parkside, 2-0 to Thornton and 1-0 to Dixons Trinity. The final game they won 1-0 against Hanson who they will be facing again after the holidays.
Myah Alam, Shanice Reilly, Haven Grace Antonio, Stephanie Miller, Katie Monaghan, Emilia Overend, Isabel Shaw, Lucy Hinchcliffe
Report by Miss Stone