Over the period of two days over two weeks, Groves entered 6 Basketball teams in the annual CSSAQ Basketball Tournament at Northside Wizards Basketball Centre, Zillmere. These students were selected from our Basketball Sports Academies held on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

All six teams showed strong performances and skills over a long and tiring day with some very encouraging and exciting games and victories. Our best results by far were our appearance in Semi final games for the Year 7/8 Boys, Year 11/12 Girls and Year 11/12 Boys, with appearances in a hotly contested Year 9/10 competition quarter final performance.

By far the moment of the tournament goes to our Year 11/12 Boys team who fought from a 14-6 halftime deficit to equalise with a fantastic 3-point play with four seconds remaining. The boys were then put in a challenging position and eventually came up short with a score of 19-18 after a late free throw. Fantastic job boys for the game of the tournament against a State Level Division 2 team for CBSQ!

Our students will continue to have more competitions for Basketball as the year continues including Gold Coast Invitiational, Championship Basketball Schools of Queensland (CBSQ) and Championship Basketball Schools of Queensland Juniors.

Congratulations to all staff and students involved in this event!

Sam Priestley
Secondary Sports Coordinator