Rocking our new school strips sponsored by Milton of Leys Pharmacy, our MOL P6/7 teams hit the courts on Monday 21 November to play in the first of the Highland Primary Schools League Days.
For the first time ever MOL girls, Evie (Captain), Lucy (Vice-Captain), Eilidh, Olivia, Isla and Holly stepped on court and played so well with great passing and good team communication. Their first game against Beauly was close with only 2 baskets separating the teams and it was easy to see the improvement in our play quarter by quarter. Next up the girls played strong side Dornoch 1, despite a wider score margin in this game our tenacity on court and defensive skills were very impressive and the many steals and interceptions gave an inkling of what this team is capable of achieving over the course of this season.
With two boys teams entered our amassed score over our 4 games was 90 points scored with only 49 points against us.
Having lost their first game to Drakies 2, Reuben as Captain of Team 2 lead Kian (Vice-Captain), Ben, Harris, James, Tyler and Jack to victory in their rematch second game against Drakies 2. Coaching on the side lines for Team 2 was ex-MOLer Luke Seago who encouraged the players and supported them securing the win in the second game.
With some periods of very high intensity basketball, it is clear to see the progress the boys have made in not just ball handling skills but in team play and fitness. Our boys Team 1, Nilavan (Captain), Jamie (Vice-Captain), Owen, Arran, Corey, Drew and Fraser played and beat Hilton in their first game and then played Drakies in what proved to be a highly intense battle. With the lead changing several times, MOL were ahead 28-26 with 2 seconds remaining and on a long final throw on basket Drakies beat the buzzer pulling off an awesome shot to equalise in the final second of the game. Our rematch later in the league will prove to be a fabulous game – one which we look forward to.
Our next league day is Monday 5th December at Millburn with tip-off at 4:10pm – come along and support our teams.
Congratulations to all players who wore our Milton of Leys Pharmacy vests with great pride.