ASC Daily Dribble - Day 1

ASC Daily Dribble - Day 1

Basketball ACT, hosts of the Australian School Championships (ASC), recap Day 1 of the ASC in the Daily Wrap.

Written and provided by Basketball ACT, hosts of the 2014 Australian Schools Championships

With the first full day of the Australian Schools Championships behind us, we have seen an abundance of young talent on display across the ACT.

In the Girls Championship Division, defending champions, Rowville Secondary College, have proved yet again that they are a favourite to take home the trophy. Rachel Brewster is leading from the front by averaging more than twenty points per game, and they have yet to be really challenged through their three games. Tournament guests, China, have squeezed out close affairs against Westfields Sports High and John Paul College, providing valuable international experience for the youngsters from across the deep blue.

Both undefeated in their first games, Willetton and Monte Sant’ Angelo will battle it out early this morning with the winner to take an early pool 1. Keep an eye on the outside shooting of Hayley Winter to be a determining factor in the end result. Palm Beach Currumbin will also be up against Catholic Ladies College to try and avoid the bottom of the ladder.

 

The men’s championship division provided us with the game of the day, when Sacred Heart College battled it out with St Augustine’s. A back and forth tussle throughout the game ended up in a double overtime victory for St Augustine’s despite the extremely impressive guard play of the brothers Isaac and Samuel White. However, performance of the day has to go to Dhui Noi for his ridiculous 39 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists in the St Francis Xavier victory over St James, who have proven themselves as no easy out.

The well-oiled machine of Willetton will match up at 5pm tonight with Sydney Boys High to make a statement to the rest of the competition, while the size of the China Boys National team will be difficult with any team to match up with.

 

There were also some notable performances from our invitational divisions, none more so than Brock Dries who registered 32 points for his Scots College U20 men division 3 team in a nail biting loss to Scotch College from Adelaide.

Briana Wooller from the Central Coast Adventist Freshman girls showed she is one to keep an eye on in the future, with 29 points in a tight victory over Gapuwiyak School from the Northern Territory, while Cyrus Villanueva managed 22 points in Kanahooka High’s victory over locals Daramalan in the 20s men division 4.