March 2017: New basketball team runners up in Rossendale tournament

A SCHOOL’s new basketball team competed in the Rossendale Tournament and finished in second place.

The Haslingden High School Year 9 team was competing in only its second major competition against two teams from BRGS, All Saints and hosts Alder Grange.

The Haslingden team won against All Saints, BRGS 2 and Alder Grange but lost to BRGS 1 – the eventual winners.

Freddie Corless, 14, and Max Harrison, 13, both play for the school team and also Lancashire Spinners, whose home is at Alder Grange.

Max said: “The competition was pretty well organised and was not played over a full court.

“There were four games played at a time over 10 minutes. It was really useful for us to get to know each other’s strengths and what positions we were best playing in.”