Written by volunteers at Basketball ACT.
The highlights from day 2 came from the participation divisions with the following notable games.
U17 Boys Div 1 – St Joseph’s FTG 60 defeated St Dominic’s 58
In a back and forth encounter that was tight throughout, the score was tied at 58 before Lachlan Smith managed to steal victory with a game winning basket for St Joseph’s FTG who move into day 3 undefeated.
U17 Boys Div 3 – Phoenix College 54 defeated All Saints Anglican College 51
Some clutch free throws down the stretch and a fantastic 24-point performance from Ash Gray held off All Saints despite a 31-point game from Oliver Hill to claim a three-point victory.
U15 Girls Freshman – Canberra Girls Grammar 47 defeated Pymble Ladies College 41
Canberra Girls Grammar came back from a rough Day 1 to hold on to victory in a nail-biter. Even scoring from across the roster was just enough to hold off a determined Pymble Ladies College who were looking to secure their first win of the tournament.
In the Men’s Championship Division Pool A, Ignatius Park from Queensland remained undefeated while Aquinas College managed to dominate Newington from start to finish to remain alive.
Sydney Boys High and Lake Ginninderra College sit atop of pool B undefeated ahead of their big game today, which will determine the top team in the pool.
In the women’s Championship Division, Box Hill lead Pool A looking down on the rest of their competition and Woodvale managed a strong victory over Cabra Dominican College who remain winless.
In Pool B, another massive performance from Jasmine Forcadilla helped St Joseph’s Catholic College remain undefeated ahead of also undefeated John Paul College.