We had 2 results from the Highlands Schools Basketball League this week:
IRA S1 Boys 37 defeated Charleston S1 Boys 6
IRA S1 Girls 63 defeated Charleston S1 Girls 14
We also travelled to Monifieth on Wednesday for a cup match – quite an adventure!
S1 Boys National Schools Cup Basketball: IRA vs. Monifieth High School
A wet Wednesday morning saw the S1 Boys Basketball team travel to Monifieth High School for their last 16 stage of the National Schools Cup. With a strong win against Charleston the night before the boys were feeling confident.
Monifieth started equally well with both teams on level terms after the first quarter and again at half time. The third quarter saw Monifieth pull away to a commanding 11 point lead to be ahead 24 – 13 going into the final quarter. With one minute of play remaining IRA were down seven points. They well and truly rose to the challenge to finish the quarter with a three-pointer to Finlay Craib sending the game into OVERTIME! Four minutes of extra time was added to the clock and IRA captialised on their opportunities to come away with a miraculous victory 36 -34 in OVERTIME!! An unbelievable achievement for the boys who now progress to the quarter-finals (top eight) in the S1 National Schools Cup!
The boys returned home in high spirits…and the needed to be as multiple accidents saw their mini-bus turned around at Blair Atholl to return home via Aberdeen. In spite of the 430 mile and 13 hour journey the boys were still on top of the world. A huge thank you should go to Mr Piper who kindly gave up his time to drive the boys the epic circumnavigation of Scotland. Stay tuned for their next fixture!
You can follow all of the results on the Highland Schools Basketball website at http://invernessrdl.leaguerepublic.com/l/fg/1_2138877.html