ST NORBERT College year 7s stormed the inaugural ladder at the Basketball WA and Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA to win the girls competition.
St Norbert College met with Swan Christian College, La Salle College, All Saints College, St Stephen’s School and Kennedy Baptist College at Bendat Stadium in Perry Lakes, with the girls winning in all matches.
The specialised basketball team The Canons knew they had the ability to do well in the competition, but the school said it came down to team effort and determination.
During the qualifying games the girls were able to restrict their opposition to less than ten points in four of their five games, which is exceptional in the 26 minute game format.
The large winning margins allowed the team to manage players fatigue during the day so they would be ready for the grand final against Kennedy Baptist College.
The girls started a little slow and were not able to capitalise on their defence, missing some easy shots, but the second half was a different story. Led by Shenae Hartree, Talicia Hansen and Laniesha Paddon, the team was able to break open the game and become Year 7 ACC/BWA Champions.
Comparatively, it was a slow start for the boys team and found it difficult to make up the deficit in the shortened game format of the carnival, eventually going down by 10 points.
Wins against Kennedy Baptist and All Saints College saw the team qualify to play off against La Salle College for third position but were unable to overcome the strong La Salle team and finished in a respectable fourth position for the day.
Game 1: SNC Girls 43 v Swan Christian 9
Game 2: SNC Girls 41 v All Saints 9
Game 3: SNC Girls 43 v St Stephens 4
Game 4: SNC Girls 41 v Kennedy Baptist 11
Grand Final: SNC Girls 38 v Kennedy Baptist 10