The basketballers enjoyed their unique experience of playing at the new Eagles Community Arena in Newcastle on Friday night. We dominated our semi-final after playing some wonderful team basketball against a resolute Holy Trinity. Our opening basket involved a fluent passing move that involved the whole team. Unfortunately we couldn’t add to our slender lead, despite countless shots and near misses which bounced agonisingly around the rim of the basket.

Dramatically, against the run of play the opposition showed great spirit to salvage a draw with a last gasp equaliser. Holy Trinity’s good fortune held up in the penalties, as they put us out from the free throw line.

Nevertheless, I was delighted with the team’s wonderful performance in Newcastle. They gave a wonderful account of themselves, despite ‘lady luck’ deserting us. The team showed a lot of good sportsmanship to immediately praise Holy Trinity for their efforts, and wish them luck for the final. Thank you to all of the families who supported our children in Newcastle.

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