New bas­ket­ballers thriv­ing in league

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

BAS­KET­BALL: The PCYC Un­der 16s bas­ket­ball team is achiev­ing great things.

Most of the team is new to the sport this year and did ex­cep­tion­ally well when matched against the older, stronger Mackay Rene­gades in the re­cently played league fi­nals.

Coach Matthew Do­herty said the fi­nal score was Whit­sun­day 39, Mackay 52.

“We gave them a good fight, with the Rene­gades just pulling away in the fi­nal quar­ter,” he said.

“The team’s hard work every Mon­day in train­ing has paid off, with the new play­ers re­ally im­prov­ing mas­sively since the start of the sea­son.”

The PCYC is made up of boys as young as 13 who have never played in a game prior to this league.

There are three boys from last year and the rest are all new to the game.

Com­ing from the par­tic­i­pa­tion in the league, three of the guys have been re­cruited to take part in tri­als for the re­gional team, in­clud­ing Har­ri­son Sher­ing­ton, Jor­don Ban­nis­ter and Storm Ed­wards.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WIN­NING TEAM: Coen Hill, Max Brown, Daniel Spur­way, Theo Brown, Kobe Ford, Jor­don Ban­nis­ter (captin), Darcy War­ren, Storm Ed­wards and Har­ri­son Sher­ing­ton af­ter their big win.

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