On Thursday November 3rd, the Greenvale Primary School Senior All Star Boys and Girls Hooptime teams travelled to the Mill Park Stadium to participate in the Regional Finals Competition.
The All Star Girls team fought hard and were very competitive in all of their games. Unfortunately the first three matches for the girls resulted in losses against Wallan PS (4 – 11), Eltham North PS (3 – 4) and Holy Trinity PS (4 – 9). However, the girls hard work and determination was rewarded in their fourth and final game as they won against Panton Hill PS (9 – 6).
The All Star Boys team were Wild Card entries into the Regional Competition following a tight and disappointing loss to Our Lady’s Craigieburn in our District Grand Final. This time around, the boys were determined to not make the same mistakes again.
This resulted in impressively strong wins against Mother Teresa PS (18 – 8), St Peters PS (31 – 0), St Francis of Assisi PS (13 – 4) and Doreen PS (13 – 9). Following these victories we came up against Sacred Heart PS Diamond Creek in the Grand Final.
The boys were nervous at the start of the Grand Final and a little off the pace, this resulted in Greenvale being five points behind at half time. In the second half, the team began to find their rhythm and played extremely well to be five points in front with one minute remaining. However, the game still went down to the wire, with the boys prevailing by one point (13 – 12) in the dying seconds to finish as Region Champions.
Both the All Star Boys and Girls teams should be extremely proud of their efforts. The Regional Finals is a tough competition and high standard of basketball.
Thank you to the parents who transported students, and assisted with scoring and coaching.
The All Star Boys team will now go off to compete at the State Championships, held at Dandenong Stadium on the 22nd of November. This puts them in the top twenty school basketball teams in the state, which is an amazing effort.
We wish them all the best.