On Saturday, 7 November the evening saw our very own Odessa Lawson participate in the Secondary School girls’ basketball Battle of the Bridge that was held at St Mary’s College.
She was part of the eventual winning City team that beat the Shore team 81 – 64. There was a good crowd in attendance for what will hopefully become an annual celebration of girl’s high school basketball.
As a run-down on the game, the Shore team jumped out to a double-figure lead at the mid-point of the first quarter, however, City worked their way back into the contest at the backend of the period and led 22-21 at quarter. Once ahead City steadily built their advantage to lead 44-34 at half time and 64-51 at the three-quarter mark.
There were some eye-catching plays for Shore via their top scorer, but City always had the answers with Odessa impressing, along with a number of her teammates.
It was awesome to have a representative from our school in this fixture.
Congratulations to the organisers and all the players that provided the entertainment.
City 81: Notable scorers – Parke 20, Dallow 11, Lawson 8
Shore 64: Chatfield 18, Boucher 8, Tawhio 7