On Sunday 15th of September the Melville Intermediate Girls Basketball team went to Tauranga to compete in the NZ AIMS Games. Later that night we went to the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony was cool.
Monday was our first game was against Aquinas College lost by 1 point. We won our other games later that day against Dio from Auckland and Kristin School from Aukland. It was tough but we still got back up and won our games 40-10 against Dio and 35-28 against Kristin. There were a lot of fouls in these games.
Tuesday we played Saint Cuthberts College from Auckland and Northcross Intermediate we won both of those games. There were a lot of rep players which made it difficult but it was challenging and fun for our team. We were excited to win those two games. The other game on Tuesday was against Tauranga Intermediate this was a tough game and they played really well against us and unfortunatly we lost 35-19.
Wednesday we went to bayfair shopping center,because we only had 1 game late that day.we played a very hard game losing to Te Kura Te Koutou, who eventually won the whole competition. They beat us 12-60.
Thursday we playerd off for 7th-8th place unfortunatly losing against The Knox school from Australia. We thought that we would have won this game however we were only just behind at half time and the game ended up very close. The Knox ended up winning 23-28.
We tried our best and played hard to represent Melville Intermediate at the nationals. Overall we came fourth in our pool which we were happy with and there were 17 teams in the competition altogether.
Report by Nichola and Icis from Room Five.