Basketballers rise to occasion to win school challenge
GRAFTON HIGH has secured Clarence Valley boys basketball bragging rights by winning a local schools Challenge.
Last Wednesday five high schools across the Valley battled it out for the winning title of the Clarence Valleys High Schools basketball tournament.
This basketball challenge focused on the skills and development of the Years 7-10 high school-aged players giving them the opportunity to play other talented schools throughout the day.
Maclean, McCauley and St Andrew's High played well in the girls competition, improving tremendously throughout the day. Grafton played Trinity in the girls grand final.
It was a close match with Grafton's Alex Dahl and Kyra Predo shooting some fantastic baskets. In the final quarter Trinity came out with the win with Laura Connelly getting a few late baskets to give Trinity the game 34-21.
Maclean boys and St Andrew's improved from each game played, only just missing out in a spot in the final. McCauley Boys played Trinity in a nail-biting game.
Bill Bolte and Jackson Daley put up some great shots but unfortunately went down in the dying minutes to Trinity.
The boys grand final had Trinity play Grafton in a point for point game. At half time the score was all tied up at 24-24. Lane Delaforce played tough defence making in hard for Trinity to get their shots in. Jack Boorman and Luke Scott dribbled the ball well down the court and made some great layups helping Grafton seal the win 43-39.