Teams miss out on de­ciders

Geraldton Guardian - - Footy Tipping - Matthew Wood­ley

Geraldton Gram­mar School’s touch rugby and bas­ket­ball teams have just missed out on mak­ing the fi­nals for their re­spec­tive com­pe­ti­tions af­ter suc­cess­ful coun­try week cam­paigns.

The stu­dents, aged 16-17, will be play­ing off for third place this morn­ing in their re­spec­tive com­pe­ti­tions.

GGS head of phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion Si­mon Mof­fatt said they had done ex­tremely well.

“The de­vel­op­ment of all the stu­dents has im­proved through­out the week, so we’re very pleased with how they’ve rep­re­sented the school,” he said.

“It’s re­ally good for our stu­dents to be able to play some com­pet­i­tive school sport against the rest of the coun­try schools from across WA.

“Both teams have shown great growth on the field and on the court.”

The girls’ bas­ket­ball team beat Kar­ratha Se­nior High School 32-22 yes­ter­day to record their fourth win from six games, but it wasn’t enough to make the fi­nal as they just missed out on per­cent­age.

Jes­sica Gi­u­dice-Nairn was a star all week and scored more than half her team’s to­tal in their win against Cape Nat­u­ral­iste Col­lege on Mon­day, while Shan­non Mars­den and Emily Bradley were tire­less work­ers.

The mixed touch rugby side — win­ners of the pre­vi­ous two coun­try weeks — were des­per­ately un­lucky to miss the de­cider af­ter los­ing their last game against Head­land Se­nior High School, 7-5.

Ear­lier on, they had taken care of New­man Se­nior High School 7-4 and also drew with Esper­ance SHS 8-8 in a cou­ple of thrilling en­coun­ters.

Caitlin Pears and Sa­muel Solomon starred in the drawn game, while Rukaya Msuo showed great lead­er­ship within the team and Bray­den Con­nor also played well.

The GGS coun­try week mixed touch rugby team.

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