2012 September South Island Tournament

Christchurch, September 2012
By Nicolle Wong

During the last weekend of September, the OSCA basketballers headed their way up to Christchurch for the annual South Island Basketball tournament against Canterbury. Around 40 people ranging from 14 to mid 20’s drove up in mini vans to compete in 4 different grades- High School boys, Womens Overs, Mens Overs and Mixed Social grade.

Games were played throughout Saturday and Sunday, with a knowledge based quiz night for socializing on the Saturday night that followed a roast dinner cooked by the Canterbury contingent.

The finals day was very tense with the Womens Overs game going to a free throw shoot out and losing at the final count. Overall OSCA did well winning 1 out of the 3 qualifying grades and bringing home the high school boys trophy. Despite the fact OSCA could not put together a miniballers team to enter in the tournament, the few who could attend joined in and mixed with the Canterbury teams for some fun games.

A huge thanks to the parents that organized and helped out throughout the weekend- Frances, Lee, Linus, Glenda, Chona. On behalf of OSCA I would like to say how grateful we are to all of you and we could not have had a successful and fun weekend without you.