Tournament Result – Thursday 10th December – Y5/6 Basketball Finals
On Thursday, our Y5/6 Basketball players took to the courts at Lee Westwood Sports Centre again - this time to compete in the City Schools' Finals.
At this advanced stage of the tournament, the teams we faced were a lot tougher, but every member of Whitemoor's team raised their game in an attempt to match the increased challenge.
Despite a promising start, we lost our first game to Old Basford 4-8. However, we followed this with a 12-6 win against Heathfield, a 6-6 draw with Burford and a 10-4 win against Glade Hill. This meant we finished in second place in our group, so qualified for the semi-finals…
Unfortunately, in this match we lost to Robin Hood (the eventual winners) by a basket (4-6). However, we still got the the chance to compete in a third/fourth place playoff.
The game against Sycamore was very tough and, after a 10-10 draw, went to extra time. Thankfully, we won the game in the last 3 seconds of this period (as result of a wonderful shot from Solomon) and so gained the bronze medal.
Although we didn't qualify for the County Finals, we certainly enjoyed our performances and walked away with our heads held high – especially as this was our third medal in a week!
Well done to all the girls and boys involved, who were: Glenn S, Solomon S, Oskar D, Luke W, Tanaka N, Tino C, Ajay S, Kamiya L, Savita A, Jamie H and Grace A.