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Fighting Irish basketball debut

Friday 9 May – Today saw basketball at St Pat’s Tech make it’s debut with two games in a round-robin tournament to start the 2014 knock-out season.

The team comprising of Guarev Hage (11 Plumbing), Damien Thomas (11 Building & Construction), Scott Kenny (12 Plumbing), Zac Bowen (12 Plumbing), Jordan Gibbens (11 Plumbing), Luke Forrest (12 Metals & Engineering), Austin Bailey (11 Applied Engineering), Michael Misseri (12 Plumbing) and Zac Doyle (12 Plumbing) competed against Torrens Valley Christian College and Valley View Secondary School.

After a slow start against a much bigger and stronger Torrens Valley outfit, the Fighting Irish closed the gap with strong defence and a high percentage offensive effort in the second quarter. However we couldn’t sustain the performance against the more highly skilled opposition in the second half going down to the eventual tournament winner by 34.

Game two saw a much more consistent performance by St Pats against the host team in Valley View. Consistent efforts at both the offensive and defensive ends from start to finish was punctuated by an amazing second-half shooting display from player of the tournament, Scott Kenny. The twelve point victory margin hides the dominance of the performance, particularly when our game was played without a break from the previous encounter and VVSS having a bye in round two.

Game 1: TVCC 75 def StPTC 41 (Kenny 23, Forrest 11, Bowen 3, Hage 2, Gibbens 2)
Game 2: StPTC 69 (Kenny 31, Forrest 14, Bowen 14, Hage 3, Thomas 3, Gibbens 2, Bailey 2) def VVSS 57

Congratulations to the team for displaying exceptional sportsmanship, school spirit and for being so well behaved. You rock!

Many thanks to everyone that has supported the team from Carol Lee in Administration and to Patrick Kelly for coaching.

Unfortunately we did not make it through to the next round.

Marija Babic
Team Manager

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