Weekend Sports Roundup – Basketballers hit the heightsDoug Conway
Facing a 2.18 metre (7ft 2 in) basketball opponent is a tall order but centre Ethan Marten-Coney (10Ho) rose to the occasion to help steer Trinity’s firsts to an 82-73 victory over Barker.
He registered 23 points and 20 rebounds in a big team effort, with Jesse Edwards (11WH) adding 28 points and Bailey Macarthur (10WJ) 22 points.
Their win was among the highlights of a weekend in which Trinity went down narrowly to Barker 37-48 across all sports.
Tennis came out on top 10-7, with wins to the 10A, B, C, D, 9A, B, C, and 8A, C, and D teams.
Water polo shared the spoils 4-4, with the firsts beating Shore 9-5 and the seconds downing Barker firsts 18-5.
Touch football’s Open A team remained undefeated in beating Newington 5-3, one of three wins against five losses.
Table tennis went winless in five matches but three of those were 3-2, so the final score line was much closer than it looked.
Cricket had a 1-3 record with four matches still in progress; the 2nd XI secured first innings points with another day still to go. Dhruv Bharadwaj (11St) claimed 4/8 off six overs, and Jaden Tsang (9We) 3/4 off four, in dismissing the opposition for 57.
In representative news, Marcus Mastro (10Mu) started at prop for the Waratahs U16s in their Super Rugby grand final win over Queensland Reds.