The Winter Season 2018 of basketball saw success for two of our teams in their respective Grand Finals!
Girton Topaz our U16 girls Division 1 finished the season in 4th position. The team won their first final quite convincingly, their preliminary final by 3 points and then in the Grand Final defeated a previously undefeated team by 2 points 44-42 . MVP for the game was Caitlin Richardson.
Team members: Caitlin Richardson (8Je), Phoebe Radford (8R), Ronell Masiboy (7Jo), Mia Burge (8Je), Sienna Monichino (8F), Jacalia Dettmann (6R), Madison Nash (Non Girton Student). Coaches: Mr Darren Burn & Patrick Woods (11R)
Girton Emeralds U12G Division 1 finished the season in 2nd position. After winning their first final by 5 points the team had the week off progressing straight to the Grand Final. The game was very tight with the girls winning by the smallest of margins 1 point 32-31.
Team members: Claire Jones (5Jo), Mia Harvey (5A), Zoe Holland (5Je), Sarah Radford (6R), Holly Swatton, Jaida Raco & Macy Tatchell (Non Girton students).
Coaches: Mrs Kirstie Harvey and Lauren Swatton
Girton Silver U16 girls Division 3 also made it to their Grand Final, they finished the season 2nd on the ladder. They couldn’t play their first final due to school production, they then won their preliminary final to progress to the Grand Final but were unlucky being defeated 19-43.
Team members: Phoebe Finlay (8R), Zoe Turpie (8F), Ebony Walz (8F), Abigail Thompson (8R), Abigail O’Sullivan (8Jo), Frances Leach (8A).
Coaches: Mrs Sally Monichino and Sam Garritty (11F)
Other teams to make it into finals were Girton Blue U14G Div 3, Girton Jewels U14G Div 2, Girton Raiders U16B Div 2, Girton Benchwarmers U18/20G Div 2.
Overall a very successful season congratulations to all teams, coaches and managers.