Every Wednesday night at 6:00pm I represent Melville Intermediate School (M.I.S) in basketball along with 12 others and Fraser High in Hamilton so far we have won 3 games and lost 2 so we are going to the semi finals. The Basketball games go for 30 minutes on a running clock. The clock stops at half time which is 15 minutes for about 2 minutes then we play again for another 15 minutes, then that’s the end of the game. How the rules work in the competition is that if you get fouled and get the shot in it would be 3 points.
The only downs about Wednesday night basketball that I think of the competition, is I wish they made the matches 40 minutes and you would be able to do free throws other than that I really like playing basketball for the school because it helps me be better basketball player.
The best thing about Wednesday night basketball is that I’m mostly in the starring 5 and I get to have a lot of minutes on the court. Which I really like.
Update: The MIS Boys did make the semi-finals and were very unlucky to lose that semi-final to Maeroa Intermediate (Boys). The MIS Boys team then played off for 3rd/4th in the competition against Whakawatea, a game that ended in a draw 34-34 with Melville scoring in the last minute.
Melville Intermediate Girls team ended their Term Two season playing against Flyers Nets in a play off in the 'B' grade. Melville were able to turn around a 12 point loss to the Boys club team in week four to defeat them 38-22 in their final term two game. Melville Intermediate Girls will be representing our school at the NZAIMS tournament in Tauranga upcoming in Term Three - from Monday 16th September to Friday 20th September. This is the biggest sporting event in New Zealand with 189 schools attending in 2013 and twenty in Girls Basketball. Mr Webb and the team will be onsite for the week and posting live from the event with the MIS results.