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Priorsford Triumphs in Inaugural Borders Basketball Final

Priorsford Primary P6/7 boys beat stiff competition from seven other schools to win our inaugural Live Borders Regional Basketball Final. 

Held at the Queens Leisure in Galashiels on March 30th, the event represented the culmination of months of basketball practice and competitions involving schools across the Borders with the two best performing schools from four area championship events qualifying for the Final.

The Final took a round robin format with each team competing in seven games. Priorsford edged the win on baskets scored after tying with Earlston on points.

Paul Scott, our Active Schools Coordinator said:  “What a great advert for school sport. From start to finish the basketball on show was first class and  clearly demonstrated the ability we have here in the Borders. The boys showed great respect for each other and were a credit to their schools. They should all be very proud of themselves. I’d like to offer congratulations to Priorsford Primary who claimed the 2016 title following a tight run in with Earlston and also want to thank everyone who helped to make the tournament such a success. Their support is greatly appreciated.”

Ewan Jackson, our Chief Executive added: “This was the first Boys’ P6/7 Regional Basketball Final that we have held and it was a great success.  Our plan is to make this an annual event and we would like to thank our partners - Basketball Scotland and the schools involved - for making it possible to offer the boys such a great sporting opportunity and experience.”

The eight schools which qualified for the Final and their event rankings were:
1st Priorsford PS, 2nd Earlston PS, 3RD Kingsland PS, 4th Denholm PS, 5th St Boswells PS, 6th Burgh PS, 7TH Drumlanrig PS, 8TH Glendinning PS.

The competing teams were closely matched with the schools in 5th-8th position all tying on 11 points each and the final placings being determined by baskets scored.