After finishing the 2017/18 West Regional Development League in 1st place, the Lady Rocks took to Perth College UHI on Sunday 11th March to compete for the U12 National Challenge trophy!
To start the day the girls would take on Falkirk Fury and Highland Bears in two qualification
matches to determine would who be drawn into the Gold, Silver and Bronze playoff groups. Through great defensive effort and team play, the girls won both matches in convincing fashion!
Lady Rocks 59-21 Falkirk Fury
Lady Rocks 61-13 Highland Bears
From the results, the girls qualified to the Gold playoff round where they would take on West Lothian Wolves and St Mirren.
The first game against West Lothian started very slow for the Lady Rocks with the Cumbernauld side struggling to settle into the game early on. After a shaky start, the girls started to settle down and began overturning the 17 point deficit. Great teamwork and energy from the Lady Rocks side brought the game back to a three point game, but unfortunately in the end the Rocks lost out by five points!
Lady Rocks 37-42 West Lothian Wolves
Following on from Wolves defeating St Mirren and securing the Gold Medal and National Challenge trophy, the race for the Silver Medal and 2nd place finish was on in the final match between Lady Rocks and St Mirren!
The match was closely contested all throughout, with the Lady Rocks staying together as a team and pulling away in the close stages of the fourth quarter. The Lady Rocks came away as eventual winners, taking the Silver Medal and finish in 2nd place at the 2018 National Challenge, after only their 1st season together as a team!
Lady Rocks 34-26 St Mirren
A special mention also to Erin Hogg who was selected to the U12 National Challenge All Star team, chosen by basketballscotland staff! Erin was chosen for her excellent enthusiasm, work ethic and determination to help her teammates succeed!