On Sunday 22nd March Star entered 2 teams into the basketball NI under 12 blitz held at La Salle. The squad was split into Star White and Star Blue and the draw put each team into a separate group.
The challenge laid down by the coaches was for the 2 teams to meet each other in the final. The boys rose to the challenge and each team was undefeated in their pool. The final was on - Star v Star!
The match was tight with the Blue squad winning the 1st quarter and the Whites coming back and taking the 2nd. The Blues scored a few more than the Whites in the 3rd and final period and finished up winning by 5 points.
Special mention should be made for our MVP's Indial Alvarado for the Blue team and Tiernan McCormick for the Whites. The quality of basketball played was excellent and the fact that both teams made the final shows how many great young players we have.
Each team had a mix of our current under 12 squad and some players waiting to step up to the squad for next year to replace those moving on. The coaches are already excited about the prospects for next season.
This Sunday sees the end of our under 12 season with the final versus Blackwater at 10 am in the Antrim forum - our aim is to bring the trophy home!