It was a great first week of fixtures for the basketball programme, with our first games in 2023.
The week started with a Year 8 Jr NBA game at St Mags against St Mags and Westminster Academy, 2 of the strongest teams in the league. While we lost both of our games, our opponents were teams of Year 8 students, while we played a mix of Year 7s and 8s, and their progress from the first quarter of the first game to the end of the second was impressive!
Our second game of the week was playing away at Bishop Stopford’s school in Enfield. In a close game we again came up short, however, keeping our philosophy of playing students up an age group we played Year 8s against a very big Year 9 Bishop Stopford’s team.
In both games, the boys had the character to play at a fast intensity against more experienced opponents. They responded superbly to coaching, by improving their tactical awareness and team work.
We are really proud of both teams, and looking forward to our next game, next week!