Intermediate teams' success
On Thursday 31st August we had 4 teams compete in the Intermediate Divisional Basketball Competition. Both girls’ teams finished at the top of their pool and had to play against eachother in the final. Northcote A defeated Northcote B. Northcote A will now move through to the Regional Finals at Coburg on October 19.
Basketball Match Report
On the 31st of August 2017, the Year 9/10 Boys Northcote High School basketball team participated in the interschool sports competition against Thornbury, Reservoir and William Ruthven. The competition consisted of a round robin format where there were two different pools, sadly the two Northcote teams did not get to play each other! The Northcote A’s won both of their games and made it to the final. The Northcote B’s had a really close 2nd game, managing to win by one point by hitting a free throw with 7 seconds left in the game against William Ruthven. However, they unluckily lost in their 3rd game to Thornbury A meaning they didn’t make the finals. The finals were a very intense and close game where Northcote managed to go up by 12 points but Thornbury managed to fight back in the second half. We were able to tie the game in the last seconds in regular time but unfortunately lost in overtime by 2 points to a buzzer beater. It was a very disappointing result after a hard fought day but in the end everyone enjoyed the day!
Written by Thomas Straube, Max Ramsay and Ben Walden
Yr 8s blitz Divisional and District Competition
On Tuesday Northcote High sent two boys teams to the Divisional carnival at Coburg Basketball Stadium. The boys played in a round robin against Thornbury High, Reservoir High, William Ruthven College and EPIC. Our second team narrowly missed out on the finals after a 2 point loss against Thornbury A.
The Grand Final saw Northcote A revenge the B team loss by thrashing Thornbury 91 to 18, seeing them progress to the next stage on the 25th of October. Go Northcote!
The Year 8 girls put together two formidable teams for the District Basketball Finals. The Northcote girls quickly made themselves known with each team winning their first games by over 40 points, with Ella Hart’s drives to the basket proving un-guardable and Laura Stafford stacking on 20 points with her deadly jump shot and unstoppable lay-ups. As the day wore on, it looked like there would be no stopping NHS, until Thornbury managed to inch ahead in double over-time to beat one of our teams. However their glory was short-lived, with the second Northcote team having little difficulty defeating the Thornbury girls to claim the district title and a place at the regional finals.
Yr 7 Basketball
Congratulations to all of our Yr 7 Basketball Teams who showed great team spirit throughout the Divisional Competition. Both boys' teams finished on top of their respective pools, which meant we had a Northcote vs Northcote Final. Northcote A defeated Northcote B. Northcote A will move through to the Regionals on October 26.
In the girls' competition the final was played off between Northcote A and William Ruthven. Northcote A were outright winners and will now move through to the Regionals on October 26th.
Thank you to our wonderful student coaches Rinchen Dorjee, Rory Stevens, Emma Stafford and Katrina Gustafsson.
Ben Orphin and Jack O’Shea