Interschool Basketball Grand Final
The Interschool Basketball Grand Final on Tuesday had it all, 3-pointers, a roaring crowd and gallant displays to play on through injury.
Both teams gave it everything they had, competing for every rebound and chasing down break aways with determination. Through illness and injury, the Girls Grammar team were down to six players, while the Kingsley bench seemed to go on forever.
Kingsley jumped out to an early lead putting the first eight points on the board, but the Girls Grammar players settled into their rhythm and worked hard to keep our score rolling over. The Kingsley team had some very experienced players scoring many of their points. When subs were called it played to our favour as we were able to get on top and were coming back on the scoreboard before being beaten by the half time clock. We couldn’t claw back the lead Kingsley had carved out in the first half.
The Girls Grammar team had a more successful second half winning by one point, but the first half lead was far too great, and Kingsley took out the contest 52-31.
A Player of the Grand Final award is given to a player from each team. Congratulations to Beryl from Girls Grammar and Salvanna, who impressively scored 27 of Kingsley College’s points, on their performances.
Australian Rowing Titles
Calli and Georgia have been competing at the Champion Lakes rowing course in Western Australia this week at the Australian Rowing Titles. Both girls have worked tirelessly over the last 12 months to be able to represent Girls Grammar and Rockhampton Fitzroy Rowing Club at these National Titles. All their determination and early morning training sessions are paying off with some great results thus far.
Under 21 Women’s 2000m Coxed Four - Heat 4th place
Under 17 Women’s 2000m Single Skull - Semi Final 4th place and B Final 4th place
Under 19 Women’s 2000m Single Skull - Quarter Final 5th place
There are over 1890 athletes competing at these championships and for our girls to be making finals at that level is absolutely amazing. The Schoolgirls 2000m Single Skull event is still yet to come, and we have high hopes for both rowers. Good luck girls.
UPDATE: Georgia placed 2nd in the Schoolgirls 2000m Single Skull heat and is now going to semi-finals. Calli placed 3rd in her heat and goes to the repechage to try and earn a place in the semi-final.
With high winds on the course, racing has been suspended until it drops down and we unfortunately won’t have an update until after 5.00pm.
Director of Sport