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Senior girls basketball ACC grand final journey

25 May 2023

The 2022 season saw our Senior Girls Basketball team make it to the ACC Grand Final Carnival, despite battling hard across the carnival our inexperience showed as we were unable to close out the tight games.

Enter season 2023, this was our opportunity to build on our 2022 experience and show everyone that last year’s effort was not a fluke. 

The 2023 team went through the regular Sub-Association NEAS Season undefeated but went down in a close match in the Grand Final against Helena College.

Moving into the ACC bracket, our girls came up against a strong Chisholm College team on their home court. Some great hustle in the last few minutes earned our girls a close, gutsy win and entry into the next round.

Our ACC quarter finals round was against St Mary Mackillop (Busselton) who made the journey to La Salle College. This was an emphatic win by the team with a strong first half display of transition skills and lockdown defence dismantling Mackillop early and cruising into the semi-finals. 

Our ACC semi-final saw us come up against a strong and high percentage shooting All Saints College. With a dominant display of rebounding La Salle was able to grapple hard and get the win to earn a place in the ACC Championships Grand Final.

In the grand final we faced an experienced Kennedy Baptist College. Our girls battled hard all game, winning the fourth quarter on the board. However, Kennedy proved too strong on the day, with outstanding defensive pressure, as well as high quality shooting and ball control. Congratulations to Kennedy on their 3-peat Championship win. 

Finishing in the top two schools from a pool of 70 ACC Colleges is an outstanding achievement and I commend all of our players on this and their efforts across the 2023 season. 

The team has already set its sights on 2024 and I look forward to taking our young team through to the Big Dance once again, as we strive to get better each season.  

Mr Riley Milligan | Sports Coordinator 

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