The CGSSSA Basketball Championships was held on Friday 28 May. MSCW competed in three divisions on the day.
Team: Natalie Savazian, Annaliese Klapdor, Olivia Aloisio, Ruby Anter, Sara Demirjian, Sienna Gatt, Katia Minadeo.
The team played five different games and unfortunately did not win any; however all the students played to their best abilities and had a great day. MSCW not only had an opportunity to sharpen their basketball skills, but also to bond and learn how to work as a team. It was a great experience and a very enjoyable day!
Angela Lakic, Year 8 Student
Team: Alex Mckenzie, Isabelle Mourani, Camille Moussallem, Elsie Gray, Sofia Watts, Alexandra Haddad, Imogen Wylie, Daniella Agostino.
The competition was extremely tough; however, the Intermediate team managed to work as a team, with Ms Cura coaching the team throughout the day. MSCW played to their strengths with Camille and Daniella helping down the attacking end, and shooting solid shots. Isabelle and Elsie used their height to get rebounds and assist on both ends of the court. Sofia and Zara worked together in the midcourt down the attacking end and Alex, Alexandra, and Imogen did great defensive and midcourt work. There were some tight games where MSCW were within two points during halftime, but in the end, the experience of the other schools meant MSCW didn’t end up winning. It was a competitive day, and lots of fun.
Zara Chand, Year 10 Student
Team: Anastasia Lakic, Olivia Mitchell, Emma Serrao, Lily Girke, Amelia Betts ,Grace Quinn ,Gabriella Stanwix, Imogen Gilchrist, Ashlen Morelli.
After being unable to compete in last years competition due to COVID, the students from MSCW were eager to win a few games, and represent the College in their final basketball tournament. The Open team played a total of 6 normal round games, winning 3 and progressing to the Semi-Finals. After a tough loss against Mount St Joseph, MSCW ended up finishing 4th overall. Each of the students demonstrated tenacity, perseverance, teamwork and enthusiasm throughout the day and should be congratulated for their tremendous efforts. Furthermore, I would like to thank the 12 students who have been part of the MSCW basketball team since Year 7, and have greatly improved their skills throughout the years. Finally, a massive thank you to Mr Serrao who coached our basketball team for the last 6 years during both MCCS and CGSSSA competitions, encouraging us to play to our best abilities and have a go, considering many of us had little basketball experience. Thank you also to Mr Watts for the support throughout these 6 years.
Emma Serrao, Year 12 Student