Another successful day for Holcombe Grammar School came at the Medway Schools U13’s Basketball Tournament on Thursday the 7th March.
The competition started with a fantastic 21-0 win over The Victory Academy. Points from Ben Dyson and Isaac Sesay saw Holcombe ease through their first group game and set a strong standard of basketball for the rest of the tournament. Wins against Brompton Academy and Howard followed, with extremely energetic performances from Tye Prater, Peace Okunrinkoya and Kieran Morgan, with Holcombe proving too much for the opposition. Those wins, and a draw thanks to powerful play from Jack Galton and the shooting of Jack Lane, helped Holcombe finish top of their group and advance into the Semi-Final where they would face Thomas Aveling. This game was fast-paced, with superb strength and discipline from Reagan Almazar and the influential dribbling of Elisha Babayemi. Holcombe were again too strong for their opponents and booked a place in the final against the impressive Rainham Mark side, who had dominated their group on their run to the final.
In a tight game against an extremely strong Rainham Mark side, Holcombe eventually lost 5-2 and claimed a very respectable second place and a silver medal. The whole squad performed superbly throughout the day and were an absolute credit to their School. Our thanks as always to the PE department, and to Form Tutors and Heads of Year for their continued support.
– Mr Nanson