Basketball TIC comments

By Danielle Calnan | Posted: Thursday November 14, 2013

This year Logan Park had its largest number of participants in Basketball, over 100 students across 9 teams.

Junior teams made up 5 of these teams. A large number of students were playing for the first time in social grades and competitive grades. Overall, the season was great. Students' commitment and motivation levels have never been so high, and this was reflected in the performance of the teams. With three teams finishing 5th and the Y10 A Girls team finishing 2nd in their grade. The early trainings, 7.30am on Wednesday mornings became very popular, and students were motivated to increase fitness levels as well as basketball specific skills.

As Teacher in Charge of Basketball, I had an awesome year, which was only made possible by the support of staff, students and parents. Thank you to Francine Vella, Angela Wilson, Chris Roy, Grace Harwood, Braden Griffiths, Jordan Hibbard, Abby Wolfe, Tayla Hohaia, Yuri Kitabi, Runa Falanitule, Jake Hall, Oliver Edan-Mann, and Jaren Roy who coached or managed a team this year.

Logan Park also showed their talent on the regional and National stage. Jordan Hibbard represented Otago in the U19 team. They finished 8th at Nationals. Jaren Roy was selected for the Otago U15 team, who finished 9th at Nationals, and is also representing New Zealand in the U16 development team later this year.
Finally a congratulations to the following recipients of awards at the 3rd Annual Basketball Prizegiving (held the end of October). The winners are named below:

Senior A Girls –
Service to Basketball – Abby Wolfe
Positivity award – Polly Kennedy
Senior B Girls –
Most Valuable Player (MVP): Macaela Prosser
Best and Fairest: Yuna Kawanishi
Team award: Clara Ballas
Aggressive player of the year: Sarah Pringle

Senior A Boys –
MVP – Jordan Hibbard
Most Improved – Jaren Roy
Team Award – Jake Hall

Senior B Boys –

Most Improved – Perry Scott
Most Valuable Player – Ezra King
Team Award – Brendan Leonard



Y9 Girls –

Most improved – Katalina Ahokovi
Most valuable – Aria Nadar-Turner
Best and fairest – Lena McNaughton

Y10 A Girls –

MVP – Shania Roberts
Most Improved – Erica Stedman
Team Award – Kate Denys


Y10 B Girls –

Most Improved - Beka & Ella
Team Award - Jesye –Lea Hunt
MVP – Maria Larsen
Defensive player – Ola Szukiel- Deans


Junior Boys Black -

Most Valuable Player – Grant McNaughton
Team Mate award – Oliver Molteno
Most Improved – Daniel Clayton


Junior Boys Maroon –

Most improved- Felix Hunt
MVP- Luca Hapuka
Best and fairest- Ben Deaker

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