Thursday, September 10, 2009
Melville Intermediate - AIMS National Basketball Champions!
Today in a very special result Melville Intermediate's Girls Basketball team won the right to call themselves the National Champions for 2009 after defeating the defending champions Hastings Intermediate School 67-32 in the final. In a thrilling game for the school Melville's team work was outstanding and the team was able to put the defending Champions under considerable pressure. A crowd was on hand including Mr Day, Mr Cooke our Principal and a number of other family members to witness the Melville Girls triumph. More footage of this event will follow, which is believed to be the schools first National Title!
This is the tournaments official press release about the game:
"Basketball was another sport to decide gold medals on the fourth day of competition. While defending Girls champions Hastings had the opportunity to claim successive gold medals, they were totally out gunned. Facing Melville the Hastings team were always playing catch-up with the Waikato side clinching the title with a decisive 67-33 victory"