Sport & Cocurricular • Wednesday 05 October 2016
From the 15th – 18th of September Hillcrest Christian College’s Open Boys and Girls Basketball teams participated in the Champion Basketball School of Queensland (CBSQ) tournament. This tournament is viewed as one of the most significant in Hillcrest’s sporting calendar and also acts as a qualification tournament for the Australian Schools Championships in December. Under the watchful eyes of the Basketball and Teaching staff, students stayed away from home for the duration of the tournament in the hope of seeking what has been an elusive Championship victory for Hillcrest.
Our Open Girls began the tournament with class and consistency, qualifying through the Pool rounds in to the Championship Division. It was at the point in the tournament the extremely young age of our Girls’ team was evident, being unable to achieve a victory in their final three games. While this may be considered disappointing, the courage and desire to succeed in a team that is predominantly made up of girls in Years 7-10 reveals an exciting future for this team. This will be accentuated by the development of further young talent within the Hillcrest community. This is exciting times and under the guidance of Pero Cameron, these girls will be a force to be reckoned with in the very near future.
The Hillcrest Open Boys team symbolised 10 years of commitment and dedication from Head Coach Steve Weiland. The development of this team began very young and their success has been outstanding at a representative level for a number of years. The class and talent of Hillcrest’s Open Boys was on display with one of the most dominant performances ever seen from a Championship Boys team at the CBSQ tournament. Not only did the Open Boys win every Pool and Qualifying Final rounds in convincing style, but took out the Championship with a thumping 100-42 win over Brisbane State High School in the Final. This guarantees Hillcrest Christian College a spot in the Championship Division at the Australian Schools Championships in December. Here, they will lead four other Development Teams in the pursuit of being one of the most dominant basketball schools in Australia.