Monday, September 17, 2012

Melville Intermediate - AIMS 2012 Games Summary

Melville Intermediate 2012 NZAIMS Games results started on Monday 10th September 2012. The Melville Intermediate Schools Girls Basketball Teams first game was against The Knox School from Melbourne.  It was an incredibly close game, going down to the last thirty seconds, the Knox however emerged victorious winning 32-34.  Melville then had to pick them up for an afternoon game against Te Kura o Moana Tauranga.  Melville scored their first win of the competition 41-10.  Knowing that the quarter finals could be reached with two wins on Tuesday the Melville team were desperate for good performances against Ross Intermediate from New Plymouth and Bethlehem College.  Ross were defeated in the morning 34-9 and Bethlehem College were beaten 55-6.

This left Melville Intermediate as runners up in pool b, facing a play off game against one of the tournament hosts, the unbeaten Tauranga Intermediate School.  In a quarter final that was tied 14-14 at half time Melville proved to strong for Tauranga, knocking them out for the second consecutive year in the quater finals this time 30-23.

Melville had then the sternest of challenges in the Semi-Finals, Kaitoa Middle School from Rotorua.   We'd played Kaitoa in their Rotorua Tournament in June, and lost by a point, however Kaitoa were dominating this years AIMS tournament winning their games by huge margins.  It wasn't meant to be for Melville, Kaitoa, the eventual NZAIMS Champions, running away with the game 30-47. 

That left Melville with a final game for 2012 for third and fourth place, against The Knox School from Melbourne.  Both teams were desperate for the medals that came with third place, and while there was only six points in the game at half time, Melville Intermediate were able to win convincingly 38-22 making them third for 2012.  Kobe Hawea as a result of her outstanding play throughout the tournament was named in the tournament team, a feat that she repeated from 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melville students,

    My name is Hannah, and I am from Mr.Miller's seventh grade AVID class.Our school participates in many different sports, but I do not think that we have girl's basketball,nice job in the games!