Taree West girls move to next round of State PSSA basketball

Taree West players all smiles after their win over Forster this week.

Taree West players all smiles after their win over Forster this week.

THE State primary school basketball knockout competition for NSW public schools returned to Saxby’s Stadium in Taree this weel when Forster and Taree West in the girl’s division hit the court for the right to remain in the competition.

This was one of the better and most exciting PSSA games played for some time in Saxby’s Stadium with both teams battling hard for supremacy.

Forster was ahead 9-8 at the end of the first quarter, then Taree West fought back to claim the lead 16-14 at the long break. The defence lifted in the second half with both teams struggling to find the basket and at the end of the third quarter it was Taree West still with a two point advantage. The points really dried up in the race to the final siren and with each team scoring just two points in this period Taree West held on to claim the win 24-22.