Double success for St Margaret’s at city basketball championships

St Margaret’s School achieved their hoop dreams today as they took home two winners’ trophies from the Development Basketball Championships for secondary schools held at Archbishop Beck’s impressive basketball centre.

Eight schools attended the finals’ evening having qualified from previous events and the standard of play was “extremely high” throughout as they battled it out for the honour of being crowned city champions.

Archbishop Beck came out on top in an extremely competitive Year 7 competition with St Margaret’s finishing first in both the Year 8 and Year 9 competition. The schools played each other in a round-robin format with the highlight being a brilliant finale between Calderstones and St Margaret’s for Year 9 boys.

Organiser Jay Watkinson, competition manager for the Liverpool Schools Sports Partnership, says: “It has been a brilliant tournament and I’ve been so impressed with the standard of play. A number of these players could easily go on to club basketball.

“St Margaret’s are clearly very strong but each and very school played well and most of the games were very close and really competitive.”

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