Coaches: Stuart Wallenstein & Gabe Gibbs
Date: Feb 16th & 17th, 2018
Event Title: ISA Tournament at Collingwood School
- Game 1: Southridge 56 - WPGA 24
- Game 2: Southridge 53 - Collingwood 38
- Game 3 (Final): Southridge 52 - Mulgrave 44
Season Record: 13-6 League: 3-3
The Grade 8 team had a brilliant tournament at Collingwood winning the ISA championship. We were missing two of our key players for the tournament but the players stepped up to the mark and dominated every game.
In our first match against WPGA we controlled the game from the tip off. Rohan Sall was our leading points scorer in every game and started off strongly bagging 26 points. We moved the ball well, and were clinical underneath the basket. They set the tone for the tournament with lots of turnovers and some tough defense.
In game 2 it was close in the first half against Collingwood. We really improved in the second half and kept our focus. Nathan Leach, Matthew Lehnert, Rohan Sall and Nabil Ashrafi controlled the game well, with Rohan scoring over 20 points again.
In the final game against Mulgrave it was a lot closer. We led by 10 points going into the last quarter but Mulgrave came back to get within 4 points to make things interesting. We kept our compusure and executed well under pressure to then win the final by 8 points. The storm showed a lot of heart and determination in this game. A great way to finish off the season.
MVP: Rohan Sall