Congratulations to all teams that were involved in the 2018 Year 7 Super Series - BWA Challenge. The Basketball WA Challenge was played at two venues across Perth with Warwick Stadium and Bendat Stadium used for the pool stage on Tuesday 16 October.
The standard of basketball on display for the Year 7 age was outstanding. The number of times that young players showed fantastic handle on the ball through dribbling off both hands and driving to the basket without hesitation was a delight to watch. Some outstanding 3 point shooting and tough man on man defense also set the scene for a great tournament.
Sacred Heart progressed through the Warwick pool and into the Girls and Boys BWA Grand Finals respectively. They had strong competition from the other teams all day but managed to find enough offensive power to score when required. Special mention to the determined Kennedy Baptist teams both finishing second in the pool at Warwick with some equally outstanding basketball.
At Bendat Stadium the results were once again close through the group stage games. Four evenly balanced boys teams in Peter Moyes, CBC Fremantle, Chisholm, and St Norbert battling hard to earn the right into the BWA Final. CBC Fremantle eventually coming out on top through some oustanding team basketball and strong rebounding in the final rounds. In the Bendat girls pool a battle between All Saints' and Chisholm was nailbiting with only a a couple of points separating the final result. Chisholm College eventually holding their nerve in the final seconds to seal a berth in BWA Challenge Girls Final.
The courts at Bendat were ready to host the two BWA Challenge Grandfinals on Tuesday 23 October. Sacred Heart v Chisholm in the girls final and Sacred Heart v CBC in the boys final.
A strong performance from the Sacred Heart girls got them away to a flying start in the first half. Two young Sacred Heart girls scoring above 25 points led a very impressive offensive attack. Chisholm girls played the game out strongly to the very end with a determined effort across the four quarters.
BWA Challenge Girls Grand Final Result: Sacred Heart def Chisholm 64-22
CBC Fremantle jumped away to an early lead in the boys final. At one stage the margin was above 15 points, but then the Sacred Heart team started to find a better range with their shooting while tightening up on the defensive side of the ball. They began to claw back into the game with much of the fourth quarter down to a single digit CBC lead. Eventually some clutch baskets from CBC Fremantle in the closing 2 minutes was enough to secure the 2018 BWA Boys Challenge.
BWA Challenge Boys Grand Final Result: CBC Fremantle def Sacred Heart 44-38
All basketball teams are to be congratulated on the great games and level of respect and sportsmanship shown between the players.
A full list of the 2018 Super Series Results can be found through the ACC Website.