The Mid North Coast under 15 Basketball Knockout took place last week at the Port Macquarie Basketball Stadium. Westport Campus went into the competition high in confidence with four Year 9 Elite Academy students in the side.
Taking on a tough team right from the start, the under 15s took on Nambucca in their first match and were down 20 to 8 after the first quarter. After some positional adjustments and a lift in intensity, our team came out in the second quarter to outplay their opposition 16 to 4, closing the gap at half time.
The second half saw a tight affair continue, however Nambucca had the edge and won the match by 10 points. Will Delaforce and Connor Mauler were outstanding and kept the side in the match. It was tough but our team played an excellent game against Nambucca.
The second match saw the boys take on Wauchope and this time there was no let up. From the get go the boys raced to a commanding lead of 18-4 after the first break. This continued into the second and third quarters with Kayden scoring impressively with layup after layup. Connor also drove to the basket well and with Will covering all the rebounds they had the match sown up by three quarter time.
The last quarter was an opportunity to rest a few players and blood some new talent, which was a good opportunity for our players. The final score was convincing.
Overall the 15s played well, especially considering their first opponents Nambucca, went on to win the entire day. It was a great achievement.