Intermediate Boys Basketball
The Intermediate Boys Basketball team travelled to Altona on the 31st of October to compete in the Western Metropolitan Regional Finals.
The team drew a very difficult pool that included Point Cook, Werribee and Maribyrnong College.
Against Point Cook, the team led early and in a dominant display defeated the opposition 40 – 15.
The second match was against the favourites in Maribyrnong College. It was a difficult game in which both teams put on an awesome display of skill, strength and teamwork. Strathmore managed to gain a lead in the last minutes and held on to defeat Maribyrnong 45 – 37.
The third match was against Werribee and Strathmore led from the opening jump and earned themselves a spot in the Grand Final.
In the Grand Final, Strathmore came up against the winners of Pool B in Sunbury. It was a see-sawing affair in which the lead exchanged several teams. After being down by 7 points with minutes to go, Strathmore wrestled back the lead and held on in a tense final minute to defeat Sunbury by one point and earn a spot in the State Finals.
Again, the teamwork and commitment shown the Strathmore boys was outstanding and their performances in all four games were a pleasure to be a part of. In the absence of regular coach Mat Wain, Ben Haste and Brandon Aran did a fantastic job of coaching the boys on the day.