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Somerset Spartans Basketball Update




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Week 7, Term One, 2019

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Round 3 of grading challenged our teams with some close and tough encounters. All teams are playing in true Spartan style, showing humility and playing an unselfish, team-first brand of basketball.

Good luck to all teams in Week 4 of grading coming up, keep up the great work!

Spartan of the Week

U11 Girls: Riko Tateno
Riko has been praised by Coach Vicki Franks for her excellent defence of late. She locates and marks up on her player with urgency, anticipates their movement well, and stays between them and the basket, stopping any easy points! Great defence like Riko's is a strong sign of effort and enthusiasm, well done!

U15 Boys: Jaye Samra
Jaye has been a force to be reckoned with rebounding for his team, securing possession on the defensive end, and cleaning up after any missed shots on the offensive end. He has been hailed the "putback king" for his efforts on the glass last week, being a huge influence his teams close victory over P.B.C.

Our Spartans of the week will be interviewed every week for SpartanTV, which will be posted on the Schoolbox "Basketball" Group. Stay tuned!

Any students interested in joining Somerset Spartans Basketball Club, please contact Mr Whish-Wilson ( or Coach Dean Marais ( for more info and details on how to sign up.

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