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Year 11 Basketball Tournament

Posted on: 22/02/2024

Blenheim travelled to Ashcombe for a Year 11 Basketball tournament this week. This would be the

penultimate fixture for them after being part of the Basketball team for five years.

Esher 10 v 14 Blenheim

Blenheim played Esher first. Blenheim from the get go were very much in control of the game. The

pass was quick as well as the movement, Esher were unable to answer how Blenheim were passing

and moving the ball. The success of this meant that with only 6 minutes on the clock, Blenheim were

already 8 points in front. Towards the end of the game Esher were able to secure some baskets,

however the result was never in trouble and so Blenheim ran out 14-10 winners.

Ashcombe 10 v 22 Blenheim

Blenheim’s second game was against our hosts Ashcombe. Just like the previous game, Blenheim

started fast and well. Our passing and movement as well as our taking our opportunities when scoring

meant that the game was out of sight by the eight-minute mark. Ashcombe were able to secure points

to salvage some pride, however Blenheim continued to be ruthless and extended their lead further. At

the end of the game Blenheim had won 22-10.

Three Rivers 23 v 14 Blenheim

The third game of the tournament was against joint favourites, Three Rivers. Blenheim were caught

cold from the off and Three Rivers were able to open up a 7-point lead at one point, leading 9-2.

Blenheim continued to play well, moving the ball around quickly, however just not being able to

secure the baskets or points to ever trouble Three Rivers. Blenheim did try to go for broke and

attempt several 3 pointers to try and make up the points difference, however there just wasn’t enough

time in the game. The final score was 23 -14 in Three Rivers favour.

Epsom & Ewell 10 v 30 Blenheim

The final game was against local rivals Epsom and Ewell. Blenheim knew that in order to have any

chance of winning the tournament, they would have to win and win well. This mentality from the

outset meant that Blenheim were ruthless in their attack and punished Epsom and Ewell at every

opportunity. Eventually the game calmed after several substitutions in order to give every student an

opportunity. The game finished 30-10 in Blenheim’s favour.

Unfortunately, other results didn’t go our way and we finished a very respectable second to Three

Rivers who did win all their games. The boys played really well throughout and enjoyed the

opportunity to play for one of the last times this academic year.

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