Today in Te Awamutu Melville Intermediate School competed in the 2013 Waikato Inter Intermediate Basketball competition. The Melville Intermediate Girls team started off the day with a tight game against Morrinsville Intermediate. Morrinsville were leading for most of the game before Melville were able to take the lead with two minutes remaining a register a win 12-8. Melvilles next game was against Berkly School, who blew Melville off the park. Berkley dominated the game winning 6-22. Melville then needed to defeat Matamata Intermediate to qualify for the semi-finals. Another tight game saw Melville edge Matamata 10-8, Melville duly qualfiying for the semi=finals.
In semi-finals Melville had to take on the unbeaten Cambridge Middle School. Melville Girls put on a huge display both offensivly and defensivly. Melville took an early lead which stretched out to six points at one stage, although Cambridge were always in touch. Cambridge closed the gap in end but by this stage it was too late Melville winning 15-12. In the other semi-final Berkley were eliminated by Te Awamutu Intermediate.
The 2013 finals beckoned and up against Melville were Te Awamutu Intermediate. It was another exciting encounter with Melville establishing an early lead before a Te Awamutu fightback. Te Awamutu finally took the lead with three and half minutes remaining however Melville struck back and scored an impressive 20-17 win. This was Melville Intermediates first Inter Intermediate competition win in 2013 and they were very happy to successfully defended the Waikato Schools title which we won last year.
Vs Te Awamutu Int Int Finals 24/9/13 from myles webb on Vimeo.
This is highlights of the final filmed by Reid from Room Twelve.