First time success at mini basketball tournament

St Kentigern's Catholic Primary School basketball tournament.

St Kentigern's Catholic Primary School basketball tournament.

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By Junior Gazette reporters Avery Gonzales & Courtney Scott, Y4 (Y4)

On Wednesday, October 19 two Year 3s and eight Year 4s went to a Mini Basketball Tournament at Blackpool Sixth Form.

There were 12 coaches and they taught at 12 different stations.

Once everyone had taken a turn at each station they split every school into two small groups.

Courtney Scott felt nervous before the match because she had never played a basketball match before, but she was very excited.

Avery Gonzales felt excited and nervous because she was worried that she might get hit by the ball in the face, but was looking forward to playing her first basketball match.

The first group of St Kent’s children played St John Vianney’s. St Kentigern’s scored twice.

The second group played against Marton. Marton failed to score but St Kentigern’s scored four in Marton’s net.

Stacie Rimmington scored one point, Mateusz Miskowicz scored two, then Shayne Thomas scored the final point in that game.

In the match Marton vs St John Vianney’s, Marton scored two and St John Vianney’s scored one.

Everyone was so happy that they were winning!

Shayne felt thrilled with joy because he scored a point during his match.

He explained: “I had a brilliant time playing basketball!

“I also loved watching all the other teams in their matches.”

St Kentigern’s won their group! They scored 15 points altogether.

Mr Hogarth took the team to the tournament.

He said: “I was really proud of all the children.

“They worked really hard, showed great team work and determination.”