Batemans Bay High U/15 Boys Team on to next Round
Last Thursday the Batemans Bay High School Under 15’s Basketball team travelled to Bomaderry for the second round of the NSW High Schools Tournament. They were one of six teams from throughout South-Eastern NSW who had earned the right to contest this round. The Bay boys were up first, and easily defeated Bomaderry High. After a short break they played Smiths Hill of the Illawarra region, who were widely tipped to take out the day. The Bay boys again won, catapulting them into place as equal frontrunners with Karabah High, representing the Queanbeyan region. Last game of the day saw the playoff between these two teams for 1st / 2nd place ranking, with both teams already assured of a spot in the upcoming State Finals Round regardless of this game’s outcome. Bay eventually went down by 8 points to Karabah in what was a friendly and good spirited game throughout. The Bay team of Elijah Edwards, David Bettridge, Tully Chapman, Matt Condon, Jamie Leddy, Jack Drew, Ben Bettridge and Charlie Hall won a lot of friends on the day for their good sportsmanship as much as for their skill on the court, and as bottom age contenders can look forward to lots more basketball to come.