Girls' High keep racking up the wins

23:25, Sep 23 2013
Southland Girls' High School's senior A basketball team
TOP PERFORMERS: The Southland Girls' High School's senior A basketball team. From left, Lydia Ward, Kate Spiers, Georgia Yaxley, Southland Basketball development officer Kevin Braswell, Amy Jenkins, Donna Bell, Charlotte Whitaker and Laura Overton. Absent: Meg Griffin and Abbey Paskell.

Southland Girls' High School have added the secondary schools senior girls' basketball competition to their list of wins for the year.

They won the final against Central Southland College 54-47 in Invercargill on Friday night. It was the second consecutive year Girls' High senior A had won the final.

Georgia Yaxley (forward), Laura Overton (centre) and Kate Spiers (point guard) shone for Girls' High on Friday, coach Tania Culhane said.

"Georgia was defensively super-strong and Laura turned non possession into scoring moves."

The competition's Most Valued Player award went to Yaxley.

Girls' High senior A were unbeaten in an inter-school competition this year. They played teams from Otago Girls' High School, Queen's High School and Waitaki Girls' High School.

Spiers was selected for the Southland under-19 team, while other Southland Girls' High students Donna Bell, Meg Griffin and Charlotte Whitaker were chosen for the Southland under-17 team.

"They're a good bunch of girls. They train hard and put in great efforts [on the court]," Culhane said.


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