Just to share news of our achievements in the School’s Basketball Championships. As you may be aware all of our Teams (U15 Boys/Open Girls & Open Boys) qualified for the Semi Finals of the Scottish Cup. That in itself is a fantastic achievement for the school and one which are rightly proud of.
All the teams competed this week against some of the best schools in Scotland.
Our Girls played on Tuesday against Wallace High School from Bridge of Allan. Wallace High are a School of Basketball, training multiple times a week and this proved to be the difference and they defeated our Girls by 4 points. Our Girls put up a huge fight after being down by 18pts at one stage. Laura Collins (S6) and Heather Ritchie (S5) led by example. Huge credit to them for their efforts.
Our Open Boys team lost out yesterday against a strong Falkirk High team in a hard fought match. Mr Toole commented that the whole team raised their game to put up stiff cometition for the opposition. Eventually they lost out by 18 pts but should be commended for their efforts.
However we did gain success in the U15 Boys team who blitzed the team from Braes High School. There has not been such a dominant performance in the latter stages of the competition in a long time and it allowed a lot of our younger squad players to gain invaluable court time. The star of the show was Captain Euan Birch (S3) who scored 36 of our 56 point total. The match was played in the best of spirits and the boys are now super confident going into the Final on Tuesday 18th March.
I’m sure you will join me in congratulating them on there excellent achievement.