School Slides

Basketball

Girls’ Basketball

Pupils at Kings’ do so many different extra-curricular activities that it is sometimes hard to focus on achieving substantial success in any one sport. However, because of the commitment of all basketball club attendees, we have gained the Southampton School’s League title in both the U14 and U16 girls’ competitions. The U13 girls also achieved success as they retained the U13 County Cup title for the second successive year.
Whilst success would not have been possible without the stand-out performances of some key players, I would like to recognise the commitment of all players who cannot be faulted for the amount of time and effort they dedicated to playing this year. 
The U13s also enjoyed participating in a tournament held at Kings’, in which several local schools competed. Although many players were rested, both our A and B teams played well to get as far as the semi-finals , when they unfortunately lost to a very tall Bay House team.  The girls took their revenge however, as they beat them by just one point in the final of the County Cup. These girls are obviously keen to continue their success next season, as they are continuing to train throughout the Summer term. 
Thank you and well done to the basketball girls who I have massively enjoyed coaching this year.

Basketball Results 2012/13
U13 County Cup Winners

U14 League Results
v Quilley 54-4 (W)
v Thornden 18-15 (L)
v Westgate 9-48 (W)
v  Chamberlayne Park 60-4 (W)
v Test Valley 18-37 (W)
v  Cantell (W) game conceded
League Winners
County Cup Runners-up

 

U16 League Results
v Hamble 2-14 (W)
v Woodlands 0-26 (W)
v Testwood 4-34 (W)
v Sholing 96-2 (W)
v Test Valley 2-35 (W)
v Quilley 0-58 (W)
v Westgate (W) game conceded
v Thornden (W) game conceded
v Cantell (W) game conceded
League winners

 

U16 Boys’ Basketball
The U16 boys started well and considering the majority have had relatively limited experience of the sport, could be said to have over-performed.  They won their first 5 games and were feeling buoyant, only to come up against a superb Romsey side, who they were convincingly beaten, by. However, they quickly recovered to go on to win their next few games to finish 2nd in the league. Unlike the girls’ leagues, this then led to play-off games to determine final league standings.  Unfortunately, the boys lost this game to USH, which meant they finished 3rd in the league. This is an extremely respectable performance for the 2012/13 season and is 4 places higher than their standing at the end of last season.