With low numbers on the initial call out for players we had to round up some of the basketball prowess across both Marist and Mercy campuses. We opened our account playing against BSHS with a full squad of players. Winning the game 47-30. Standout players were Tayah and Ashlen Burrows and Cian Parsons. Our second shoot out was at Dalyellup College and with standout performances across the board,we saw all players hit the score board with Jas Barrett and Tayah Burrows putting up stellar numbers. We were able to work on our offensive and defensive strategies winning the game 67-18 in a dominant display. Taking the court for the third time against ASHS saw both teams undermanned due to injury and illness. With only 5 players, much to the girls pleasure ensuring lots of playing time, we saw sharp shooting from Tayah Burrows with 5 three point bombs and 27 points and a strong second half performance by Lauren Vincent, 14 points, which saw us take a convincing lead. Some brilliant defensive efforts from Rori Parsons and Paige Vincent saw us win the outing 67-15. NMSHS handed us our first loss, 47-26. With our experienced players out due to injury and work commitments, a squad of 5 once again and two players playing through blisters and the flu, we put up a strong contest. The game only getting away from us in the last 6 minutes; I feel with a fully manned squad the outcome could’ve been very different. Manea SHS organised a late schedule game on a Tuesday which saw us scrambling for fill-ins and much to our advantage Bella James put her hand up and left us wondering why she had not put her name forward initially. Nicola Van Dijk put forward her best offensive display of the shoot out as well as Paige Vincent. With another convincing win under our belt putting our win loss record at 4-1, we are proving to be a basketball force in the South West. It is pleasing to see that our squad was made up of a majority of young players in Years 8, 9 and 10 across both Marist and Mercy campuses, showing that we have a strong future in basketball at the College. Many thanks to the girls for putting in their best efforts to represent the College with pride and a big a thank you to Mrs Rene Pere for assisting coaching and expert uniform washing skills.