The whistle blew and the game began. I was center and everyone was calling my name, “Ana, Pass the ball, I’m open!” I found someone who was open and threw them the ball. She leaped into the air and grabbed the ball. Our team was very focused and before long, the ball had been threw up into the air on down through the hoop. We had the first goal of the game which was great because after that, our team repeated that over and over again until the end of the game. Our final score for our first game of the day was….. 23-0 to Pt England!!
We took that game as a practise because it was so easy. Our coach told us that the next games will probably be nothing like that so we would have to use all the skills we had to win as many games as we could. The second game was an easy win as well, we won 12-0 and that gave us the energy to play our hardest in the following game. We didn’t know then, but the team that we played against were the undefeated team until the finals and they actually came second so losing 8-6 was a very good achievement for us.
One more game was played before the semi final where we were playing against Baradene. We lost that game so the placing that we were playing for was 3rd and 4th. Baradene was playing for 1st and 2nd in the final against Bailey Road School team 1 and we were playing against Bailey Road School team 2. Our team had a tiring and fun day but we managed to come home with 4th place. Even though I was very tired at the end of the day, I had a great day and hopefully we can compete again next year.