Sunday, 20 September 2020

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An outstanding week for senior girls sport in Mercury Bay

With two senior girls sports teams winning their respective competitions, last week was an outstanding week for sport in Mercury Bay.

On Tuesday, the Mercury Bay Area School Girls First XV rugby team took to the field in the Thames Valley Secondary Schools Girls First XV final against Hauraki Plains College in Paeroa. After an exceptional display of skills, leading to a 41 - 10 victory, the team proudly raised the Championship Trophy and Max Stanfield Shield.

The girls were undefeated all season. This is the first time in six years MBAS has won the competition.

The team will now prepare for a Champion of Champions game in Taupo at the end of this month where they will take on the winners of the King Country Secondary Schools Girls First XV competition.

On Friday, the Mercury Bay Boars Senior Girls basketball team faced Whangamata in a nail-biter Thames Valley Senior Girls Basketball final. The two teams stayed within two points from each other the entire game, but Mercury Bay took the lead with 90 seconds on the clock to win by five points.

The team has been requested by Basketball New Zealand to participate in a North Island tournament next month for the top six “A” schools who would have gone to the national tournament had it not been cancelled this year.

Pictured: The MBAS Girls First XV rugby team after their win on Tuesday. Back, from the left - Treenie Ford (manager), Scarlett Dowling, Lily Williams, Jordan Brear, Shane Brear (assistant coach), Ava Lamason, Stella McQueen, Abby Mills, Trinity Holmes, Macy Costello, Lexi Sloss, Te Kari Mataiti, Zane Sloss (coach), Kelly MacFarlane and Lloyd McQueen (coach). Front, from the left - Sally Mills, Anna Stevenson, Tiana Tiro, Kelly Evanson, Charlie Vincent and Jaeda Jackman-King.

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