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Basketball Update……


During the school holidays, STC were lucky enough to have eight current students attend national tournaments, with another four students representing the mainland development teams. Year 9’s Hunter Adam and Jack Coulthard represented the U15A Canterbury team and finished 2nd, getting beaten in final by Waitakere. Hunter Adam was also named in the Nationals Tournament Team. Year 10’s Kobe Northmore and Jake Banks were also at the U15 nationals representing the Canterbury U15B.

Four current 1st V players, Year 10’s Tanae Lavery and Tautahi Briggs, Year 11 Sam Gallagher and Year 12 Quinn Lavery had a good showing for STC as all four of them represented the Canterbury U17B at Nationals, with a final placing of 9th, equalling the highest finish for a B team at Nationals. 

Year 10 Harvey Gordon and Year 9 Luke McCoy U15 Canterbury Mainland team.

Year 10 Zavier Harema-Hughes and Year 12 Jacob Collins-Craig U17 Canterbury Mainland team.

For the first time in school history, STC took on the men from Nudgee College, Australia in a one off basketball exchange. This saw our U15, U16 Invitational, U17A and 1st V take part vs Nudgee U15, U16, U17 and U18. STC were far too good on the day, winning all four games. 

STC U15 87 – 33 Nudgee U15

STC U16 Invite 56-36 Nudgee U16

STC U17a 102-22 Nudgee U17

STC 1st V 69-37 Nudgee U18


STC U15 and STC U17a have both made incredible progress throughout the season and the result is both teams are currently undefeated so far in 2018.

U17b continue to get better and grow as players, Year 13 student and 1st V player Mathew Ryan doing a great job coaching this squad.

U20’s had a very tough start to the season, with missing players, injuries, however have shown some grit. Coach, Lucy Walker, has done a great job turning the season around with 3 wins in a row.

The 1st V (STC top basketball team) have been dominating division two of Thompson Trophy, suffering just the one loss so far this season and are currently tied for top of the table.

If you are interested in getting better at basketball and putting some more work in, please see Mr Brooker for any advice.