Top four finish for Cashmere High

Cashmere High School finished fourth at the national secondary schools' basketball championships. Photo: Cashmere High School
Cashmere High School finished fourth at the national secondary schools' basketball championships. Photo: Cashmere High School
Cashmere High School managed their best ever result at the national secondary schools' boys basketball competition at Palmerston North.

Paul Conner's team finished fourth at the tournament which finished on Saturday. They were the best performing South Island school at the tournament, going on a dream run to make the top four.

Their results were helped in a big way by centre Tom Webley, who averaged more than 30 points a game in eight appearances, including 50 against Tauranga Boys' College.

Cashmere lost its opening game 87-83 to Wellington's St Pat's Silverstream before going on a five-game winning streak.

Canterbury and South Island secondary school champions, Middleton Grange, finished 13th after a 89-77 win against Wellington's St Patrick's College.

Shirley Boys' High School finished 21st after edging-out Christchurch rivals St Andrew's College 72-66.

Christchurch Girls' High School finished eighth at the national secondary schools' girls tournament at Palmerston North.

They lost 62-50 to Manukura after a strong campaign, which saw them reach the quarter-finals.

Rangi Ruru Girls' School finished 16th after a 69-58 loss to Melville High School from Hamilton.

St Andrew's College finished 18th after a 73-33 loss to Rotorua Girls' High School.

Rangiora High School finished 19th after a 50-45 win over Middleton Grange.

Hillmorton High School finished seventh at the Single A boys nationals for smaller schools, beating Catholic Cathedral College 75-66.

Hornby High School finished 12th at their first nationals after a 84-60 loss to Dunedin's Kavanagh College.

The Hornby High School girls' basketball team finished 11th at the Single A girls tournament.

 

 

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