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NSWCCC Intermediate Basketball
The team travelled to Bankstown City full of confidence after a resounding BBSSSA tournament victory.

The boys started well and jumped out to an 11-0 half time lead against Trinity Catholic College. Jesse Hughan was outstanding on offence, making scoring look easy in congested areas. The second half was even more fluid and the final result was a strong 32-7 win.

McCarthy Catholic College proved much tougher opponents and the boys were trailing by 5 points with 5 minutes to go in the second half. Some sharp-shooting from Cruz McMahon proved the difference as the team rallied late in the game to record an important 25-18 victory. Neo Thompson rebounded the ball well, while Mackay Jackson also found his shooting boots to record 9 points for the game.

The match up with St Gregory’s Catholic College proved the most entertaining game, with the boys coming from behind to level the scores with 25 seconds remaining. St Gregory’s made a tough shot to lead by 2 with 8 seconds to go and although we had a good look at scoring it wasn’t to be and the 20-22 loss saw us finish the day with 2 wins, 1 loss and all to play for in the cross-over pool match on Tuesday.

Another entertaining game against Corpus Christi Catholic College ended in a dramatic 33-33 draw. The team led the game by 8 at one point, but were pegged back by an extraordinarily talented shooter from the opposition. Neo Thompson made a lay up with 20 second left and the team led by 3. Somehow, the oppositions best player found a space between two of our defenders and scored a dramatic last second leveller.

This result saw the team qualify for the Championship quarter-final against MacKillop Catholic College from Port Macquarie – a formidable foe. This proved all too true as the team exited the tournament, losing their final match 20-34 to a very talented opposition. Despite making a late run, MacKillop’s all round game proved too strong.