Parkview Public School's representative boys and girls Basketball Teams contested the LNPSSA Championships at Narrandera Stadium, producing some very pleasing performances on the day!
Parkview was drawn to play Narrandera in Round 1 of both the Boys and Girls competitions. In the girls game, Parkview opened up an early lead before Narrandera pegged back the deficit to lead 14-4 at Half Time. The final two quarters of the match were characterised by string defence from both teams, Narrandera winning a close and entertaining match 18-6.
For Parkview Jenna Pengelly was a strong presence in defence as was Tatum Marks, while Molly Gilmour and Tamika Rourke provided the team with plenty of speed and unpredictability on offence. Kuliyha-Lee Lyons also provided a strong presence at both ends of the floor.
Final Score: Narrandera PS 18 defeated Parkview PS 6 (Shaylan Protheroe 2, Molly Gilmour 2, Tatum Marks 2)
Our boys team went into their match with Narrandera looking for their first win in a knockout game in almost 20 years. The team started very well against a competitive Narrandera team with Jaxon Ryan hitting the scoreboard regularly for Parkview and Eligh Watson, Cody Browne, Riley Bradshaw and Blake Ryan providing excellent defensive pressure. Going to the Half Time break with a 3 point lead, the team continued their excellent defensive effort in the second half to record a 15-7 victory and progess to the LNPSSA Final.
Final Scores: Parkview PS 15 (Jaxon Ryan 13, Riley Bradshaw 2) defeated Narrandera PS 7
Girls 3 v 4 Playoff:
After their narrow defeat in the Round 1 fixture, our girls team came up against a determined Small Schools outfit in the 3v4 Playoff game. The girls played very well as a team to win convincingly. For Parkview Shaylan Protheroe topped scored with 16 points and received some excellent support fromo Madeline Irvin and Faith Berney who both dangerous in offence. Emily Jennings also posed a constant threat for her opposition at the attacking end of the court while Moe Lloyd produced some excellent defensive pressure for Parkview.
Final Scores: Parkview PS 49 (Shaylan Protheroe 16, Madeline Irvin 6, Faith Berney 6, Molly Gilmour 4, Tamika Rourke 3, Emily Jennings 2, Jenna Pengelly 2, Kulihya-Lee Lyons 2, Moe Lloyd 2, Tatum Marks 2) defeated Small Schools 1
The Boys Final started at a frenetic pace, both teams displaying excellent defensive intensity and some creative flair on offence. Despite trailing by 8 points at half time Parkview has some excellent contributors with Riley Bradshaw and Blake Ryan particularly strong in defence, while Tyler O'Connell and Thomas Heins kept the team in the game on the scoreboard.
The second half saw Leeton PS stamp their authority on the game to take a convincing lead, however all Parkview players continued to give their all for their school. Despite going down in the final, all boys can be justifiably proud of their efforts on the day.
Final Scores: Leeton PS 37 defeated Parkview PS 14 (Jaxon Ryan 6, Thomas Heins 4, Riley Bradshaw 2, Blake Ryan 2)
At the conclusion of the day the LNPSSA Representative Teams were selected to contest the Riverina Championships at the Albury Stadium on March 14. Congratulations to Jenna Pengelly (Girls) as well as Jaxon Ryan and Blake Ryan (Boys) who were all selected to represent at this event. This is a tremendous effort by all three boys.