In the true tradition of Sydney Technical High School, Tech pride stood mighty tall once again on the basketball courts in 2016. We were humble in our victories and gracious in our defeat as we battled through the CHS first grade basketball knockout competition.
First round had us pegged with Alexandria Park who came at us with everything they had but we answered them with all the set plays that Mr Trotman and Demarcus Berry had drilled into us on all of those early mornings. We were victorious at 65-50. Our next formidable opponent was Menai High School who have always had a menacing presence in this competition and widely accepted as one of the stronger teams. Tech spirit didn’t listen to these rumours and we came up trumps with a final score of 70-64. Our greatest accolade on the day was our great teamwork with man of the match, Andy Do, playing instrumental roles in both defence and offence. The third match was against Sydney Boys High School on their home ground and unfortunately this was where our journey was to end. With players standing at around 190cm or taller, our opponents showed us that height really does matter, especially in a basketball match. We threw everything at them and gave it our all but were pipped at the post at 50-30. Although we weren’t the victors on the day, we left with our heads held high knowing that we gave it our all, and fought till the end. Having said that, we hope the boys next year will return to defend our honour.
On behalf of the first grade basketball team I would like to thank Mr Trotman and Demarcus Berry for their never ending enthusiasm, dedication, vision and belief in all of us Without the wisdom of these two great men, our team wouldn’t be where we are today.