Holy Trinity School clinch two more national titles

National Schools basketball champions Holy Trinity School U15s SUS-160514-193347002
National Schools basketball champions Holy Trinity School U15s SUS-160514-193347002

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The under-15s team booked their place in the final thanks to a 60-43 win against Manchester school St Peter’s RC in the semi-final played in Wolverhampton.

National Schools basketball champions Holy Trinity School U16s SUS-160514-193359002

National Schools basketball champions Holy Trinity School U16s SUS-160514-193359002

Strong team play and good ball movement saw them walk away with their first national title, as they won the final 103-39.

The under-16s beat Dudley school Castle High 93-79 in the semi-final at Oxford.

Trinity’s tough defence and depth on the bench proved too much for South London School Lampton.

Gossops Green-based Trinity picked up their third straight national title with a 97-76 win in the final.

Coach Karl Youngman said: “We’ve had another good season and I’m really happy with the progress the boys have made.

“What I’m most proud about this weekend was the depth on display from both age-groups, with multiple players finishing with double digit points and everyone getting on the scoresheet in the u15 game.”

He added: “This really embodies the principles that we build from.

Elsewhere the schools Sixth Form basketball academy competed in the Under-19s Academy Basketball League.

This was a newly-formed, invitation-only competition for basketball academies across the country.

The team had weekly league fixtures and had a successful first season, finishing fourth in the league with only one under-19s player on the roster.

Trinity then went on to make the play-off 
quarter-final, where they lost to the eventual play-off winners.

The under-17a team also made it to the National Schools semi-final, after taking the crown of the best team in the South.

Trinity faced a tough City of London team in the semi, but competed with them for three quarters of the game.

That was impressive considering the squad contained only three under-17s.