Greneway Middle School Year 7 boys claim North Herts basketball title

Greneway Year 7 Basketball team

Greneway Year 7 Basketball team - Credit: Archant

Greneway Middle School’s Year 7 basketball side were crowned champions at the age level in North Herts after beating Hitchin Boys’ Year 7 pupils 53-37 at Letchworth’s St Christopher School.

A topsy-turvy first quarter saw the lead change hands several times before Greneway held on to go ahead 16-12.

The game remained even in the second quarter as both sides scored eight points each, taking the scoreline to 24-20.

A motivational half-time team talk gave Greneway confidence to keep the pressure on in the second period and they responded by winning the third quarter 20-6, putting the overall score at 44-26.

Greneway were now 10 minutes away from the School’s 18th Year 7 title in 23 years.

However, Hitchin were intent on spoiling another landmark day as they closed the gap to just 10 points at 46-36.

Greneway fended off any further comeback though and hung on to claim the title.