Basketball – Australian School Championships
The BSSC boys basketball team finished in seventh place in Division 1 at this year’s Australian School Championships. The team won three of its four round-robin matches, with the only loss being by a single point against Newington College. They finished in second place in their pool and had to play the third-placed team in the other pool in the quarter-finals. Unfortunately, they were defeated in their quarter-final and missed the opportunity to go into the play-offs for a medal.
The team proved that they could match it with the best teams in the competition throughout the week. They defeated St. Joseph’s College 81 – 54 in the round-robin, and St Joseph’s eventually went on to win the gold medal.
Statistically, there were some really good performances from the BSSC boys. Billy Smythe averaged 17.14 points per game (ranked 10th overall), Trent Leech averaged 14.14 (ranked 15th), and Kai Daniels 14.0 (ranked 16th). Billy was also the second ranked player in the tournament for 2-point shots made. Nicholas Skinner (8th) and Dylan McCauley (10th) both finished in the top ten for the tournament for three-point shots made. These are impressive statistics when you consider that there were 107 players in Division 1.
Congratulations to all players who participated: Dylan McCauley, Lochie Hussey, Trent Leech, Ethan Cunningham, Hayden Parrott, Kai Daniels, Isaac Murphy, Nicholas Skinner, Jackson Hufer, and Billy Smythe.
School Sport Victoria – State Team Trials
Each year, talented Victorian School students have the opportunity to trial for a place in the School Sport Victoria (SSV) Team Vic State team. Selected students participate in annual School Sport Australia (SSA) Championships including the Pacific School Games (PSG) held every second year. These championships offer gifted and talented students the opportunity to participate in higher levels of sporting competition against students from other Australian States and Territories.
Registrations are now open for the following sports in 2020. Please follow the links below to find out more about the registration process and timelines.
Baseball 18 years and under – nominations open 1 December 2019, close 30 January 2020
Swimming 10-19 years – nominations open 1 December 2019
Tennis 18 years and under – nominations open 1 December 2019, close 24 January 2020
Triathlon 17 – 19 years – nominations already open, close 1 February 2020
Nominations for basketball and diving will open on 1 March 2020
There are no selection trials for the girls’ soccer (18 years and under). Students will be scouted by Football Victoria and SSV appointed officials and invited to participate in trials to select the team.
Follow Sport on Facebook
If you would like to keep up to date with all the sport in 2020, you may wish to join the BSSC Sport Facebook group. There are regular updates with results/photos from sporting events, along with information about sport meetings, selection trials, and training sessions. Simply search BSSC Sport on Facebook or follow the link below.