Our game on Tuesday afternoon against Hastings Intermdiate resulted in a win to Melville 39-25. In our final pool game, against Chisnallwood Intermediate from Christchurch, Melville put in a strong performance winning the game 71-5. Wednesday afternoon saw our quarter final, against one of the host schools of the tournament, and third best team after pool play from pool 1, Tauranga Intermediate School. The game was tight but Melville were able to pull away in the closing stages to win 43-31. This qualified us for the semi-finals for a third consecutive year, a feat that no other school has managed. We had to play Sacred Heart College from New Plymouth. They played exceptional Basketball and applied early pressure to our team, and won convincingly by ten points 41-31. The team needed to pick their heads up for the 3rd/4th play off against Kaitoa Middle School and did so, defeating them 44-30 to claim third place in New Zealand.
Our warmest congratulations to Murrays Bay Intermediate who defeated Sacred Heart 28-25 to claim the national girls Basketball title. Following the tournament prize giving both our vice captain Rearna and Kobe from Room Thirteen were named in the 2011 AIMS Basketball tournament team, a very special and deserved honour.