No program? No worries
AQUINAS College faced off against some of the nation’s best junior basketballers in Canberra this month. Despite not having a basketball specialist program, the team came away with a win.
AQUINAS College took out bronze at the 2015 Australian School Basketball Championships in Canberra this month.
The championships included some of Australia’s best young players competing from November 30 to December 4.
The team played against Sydney Boys High School for bronze and overcame the competition 90-78.
Aquinas College coach Steven Males said his team’s performance was outstanding.
“Representing WA and to be ranked the third best school in Australia, considering Aquinas does not have a specialist basketball program, was pleasing,” Dr Males said.
“As a team, winning the bronze medal was a great achievement,” he said.
Aquinas College player Corey Shervill was fourth-highest scorer for the tournament, averaging 24.5 points per game.
Matthew Selby held the third highest average for assists, with 4.5 assists a game.
“Overall the team was thrilled with the performance, however losing to the silver medalists by two points in round one of the pool games, highlighted how close the team came to play in the final,” Dr Males said.
“The competition was exceptionally tough, with numerous Australian junior players in attendance and arguably the best Australian junior basketballer, representing Queensland, William McDowell-White, who averaged 36.25 points per game.”
Aquinas College’s basketball team won bronze at the Australian Schools championships.