The IPSHA Basketball Carnival was held last week at the Bendat Centre in Floreat. This is the first time this competition has visited this facility and hopefully not the last. Relatively new with eight courts under cover, it is indeed a splendid venue. The parents who ventured down to watch were treated to a real display from the Carmel teams. Dropping only one game apiece from their seven outings, both the boys and girls teams played a very structured game, demonstrating a willingness to run hard and share the ball around. Accurate shooting from an array of Carmel players kept the score keepers on their toes, and the ability to maintain pressure on the opposition ensured most margins were wide. These results augur well for basketball at Carmel in the future and perhaps the ACC win by this year’s 7/8 girls team will not be the last.

Mr. Paul Carter