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Basketball: Senior squad take part in landmark first fixture

Basketball: Senior squad take part in landmark first fixture

Another exciting sporting opportunity saw aspiring basketball stars at Rydal Penrhos take part in their first competitive fixture.

The school’s senior squad travelled to Stonyhurst for their landmark debut outing prior to the half term break, and there were plenty of positives to take from their encounter against more experienced opposition.

The challenge was apparent from the outset with a more experienced Stonyhurst First Team able to exploit their superior rebounding to create a very quick transition game and jump to a sizable early lead.

Not only that, but many of our players were not used to playing with a referee making calls, many which went against us in the beginning. It took our heroes half the first quarter to settle in, but the goose egg was finally cracked as Boris Wong finished off a foot race with a triumphant lay-up to put Rydal Penrhos on the board.

As the game progressed, Rydal Penrhos found their footing and we seemed to play a lot better, controlling more rebounds.

Matthew Chan was outstanding leading the charge and not backing down from taller and more opposing defenders and securing an impressive personal point total which saw him net 26 of the team's 36 points during the loss.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “This was a very encouraging first fixture for our basketball squad, which is something new we have started this year and adds to our already vast sporting provision here at Rydal Penrhos.

“Hopefully each pupil involved learned a tremendous amount from the experience, and they can take a great deal of confidence from their respective performances.”

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