Slam dunk win for basketball team

Garstang Community Academy basketball team won the under 16's competition for the second year running.
Garstang Community Academy basketball team won the under 16's competition for the second year running.

Garstang Community Academy basketball team have for the second year in won the under 16’s competition.

The basketball team made up of, Tom Alston, Tom Hawkins, George Robson, Dan Keegan, Tom Nayler, Viel Buan, Dominic Davison, Oscar Etherington, Jamie Hill, Josh Goodwin and Sam Heyworth, competed in the district basketball final having won their four group games.

They came through the four matches undefeated and went on to beat St Aidan’s in the semi final.

The opposition for the final match was Hodgson High who also arrived undefeated and in a confident mood.

The high quality game, was a nail biter as the score swung backwards and forwards throughout the match with the score 26-26 at the end of the third quarter.

But determined Garstang were keen to keep hold of their title and answered an eight point run at the beginning of the fourth quarter and Hodgson High just couldn’t recover.

The final whistle was blown at 40-37 and Garstang were crowned victorious. Tom Alston was also awarded the most valuable player award with 25 points in the game for Garstang.