Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Year 6 Basketball Plate Tournament

On Tuesday 12th March the Chilcote mixed basketball squad played in the South Birmingham and Kings Norton District Plate final. They qualified for this courtesy of finishing third in the original South Birmingham League night.

The tournament was a round-robin between Chilcote, John Bosco, the Meadows, St Martins and Billesley.

In their first match, Chilcote played against Billesley and played really well. They finished well and scored four baskets to win the game 8v0.

In the second match, they played against the Meadows and really found their shooting hands to score 7 baskets without reply. They won the match 14v0.

Third up was John Bosco and this proved to be a tough match for Chilcote. John Bosco scored first with their first real shot of the match. Chilcote then scored three baskets in a row to be leading 6v2 before John Bosco scored their second basket of the evening to make a nervy finish to the game. Fortunately for Chilcote, their were no more baskets and they won the game 6v4.

Finally, Chilcote played against St Martins, who were also undefeated in the tournament. Chilcote started well and took an early lead. Both teams had chances to score following that but neither took them until later in the game when Chilcote doubled their lead. St Martins then scored a deserved basket to set up another nervy finish. Yet again Chilcote held out to win 4v2.

This meant that they were undefeated on the night and won all of their games so won the Plate competition. This meant they finished in sixth place in the overall standings for the whole league. Well done to all of the children involved on a fantastic night!!!

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