In conjunction with Queensland School Sport and Queensland Secondary School Basketball, Basketball Queensland stage the Champion Basketball School of Queensland (CBSQ), which was held from September 14 – 17. The tournament continues to grow each year, with 124 teams and 1300 players competing this year across several open-age divisions. The winning team from each Boys & Girls Championship Division gain automatic entry into Basketball Australia’s Australian Schools Championships, held in December. Read on for the highlights in each division:
Logan Metro Sports Centre played host to the Boys and Girls Championship Division fixtures in the CBSQ tournament. Schools from all over Queensland competed for the top prize in the tournament and there was some great basketball on show across all four days.
Hillcrest Christian College started their Boys Championship Division title defence in style winning their three pool games against Matthew Flinders, Churchie and Toowoomba Grammar in Pool A. In Pool B, The Southport School went through undefeated finishing ahead of State High, Cairns SHS and Mountain Creek. St James got the better of GPS champions BBC in Pool C to finish atop their group with Ipswich and Varsity finishing 3rd and 4th respectively. John Paul College blitzed their opponents in Pool D showing early favouritism for the gold medal with big wins over Ignatius Park, Gregory Terrace and Nudgee.
In the Quarter-Finals TSS defeated Ignatius Park by 20, St James thumped Matthew Flinders 128-67, Hillcrest were too strong for BBC winning by 10 and John Paul College took out Churchie 102-78.
Both major Semi-Finals were close encounters with St James coming from behind to defeat TSS and John Paul College edging out Hillcrest by 13 to advance to the Gold Medal game.
The Bronze Medal playoff saw Hillcrest dominate TSS winning 74-47 to claim third place in 2017.
The massive crowd at Logan Metro witnessed a fantastic basketball game in the Gold Medal Final. John Paul College got off to a fast start thanks to Frazer Roberts who scored 10 points in the first quarter and Elijah Puna who recorded 6. JPC led 27-19 at the first break before Jimmies came back strong in the second outscoring their opponents by 20 points to lead by 12 at half-time. Dut Chol found his groove for St James knocking down 6 three-pointers and eventually recorded 30 for the game. JPC managed to get back in the contest forcing the first overtime game at the venue over the weekend. One overtime period was all Jimmies needed to close out the game winning 97-94 to claim their first CBSQ title since 2013. Dut Chol was named the Grand Final MVP.
Final Standings for Boys Championship Division:
1st – St James College
2nd – John Paul College
3rd – Hillcrest Christian College
4th – The Southport School
5th – BBC
6th – Matthew Flinders Anglican College
7th – Churchie
8th – Ignatius Park College
9th – Brisbane State High School
10th – Ipswich Grammar School
11th – Cairns SHS
12th – Gregory Terrace
13th – Mountain Creek SHS
14th – Nudgee College
15th – Toowoomba Grammar School
16th – Varsity College
The Girls competition began on Thursday with the combined Championship and Second Division fixtures. Brisbane State High were the defending champions but lost their pool game to Canterbury College on Day 1. St Peters Lutheran College finished atop Pool B ahead of St James College, whilst Cairns SHS and John Paul College made it through to Champ division in Pool C and St Margaret Mary’s College and Hillcrest Christian College also secured their place at Logan Metro for the weekend.
The Quarter-Finals saw big wins for St Margaret Mary’s over St James and Canterbury over John Paul, whilst there were two close games with St Peter’s Lutheran hanging on to defeat Hillcrest and Cairns SHS winning on the buzzer against BSHS thanks to a Shaneice Swain three-pointer.
SMM outclassed Canterbury College in their semi-final winning by 16 to advance to the Gold Medal game. They were joined by fellow North Queensland school Cairns SHS who took down St Peter’s Lutheran 72-62 in the second semi-final.
Canterbury College fought back from a disappointing semi-final to dominate St Peter’s in the Bronze Medal game winning 62-39. Ula Motuga showed why she is a future star scoring 32 for the game.
After a slow start to the final, SMM edged in front early before Cairns responded to lead 17-15 at the end of the first quarter. Alex Fowler and Majella Carey were causing problems for Cairns in the second quarter with SMM leading by 9 at half-time. SMM continued their strong play in the third with Fowler continuing to collect the points while also restricting the Swain sister from Cairns. In the final quarter, Cairns showed glimpses of a stirring comeback but eventually fell short with St Margaret Mary’s claiming their first CBSQ Gold Medal since 1980 winning 56-47. Alex Fowler was named Grand Final MVP after top scoring with 17 points.
Final Standings for Girls Championship Division:
1st – St Margaret Mary’s College
2nd – Cairns SHS
3rd – Canterbury College
4th – St Peter’s Lutheran College
5th – Brisbane State High School
6th – John Paul College
7th – Hillcrest Christian College
8th – St James College
After the completion of Friday’s play, the Girls Championship/Second Division was split leaving two clear standout teams in Townsville SHS and Moreton Bay College to fight it out for Second Division bragging rights. Both teams breezed through the Quarter Final and Semi Final rounds with all matches being resulted by 14 points or more. This set up a Second Division Grand Final between the tournaments two top scorers in Hayley Andrews and Meila Goodchild.
Townsville SHS jumped out of the blocks and jumped to a 18-7 lead at the first break and never looked back. They went on to defeat Moreton Bay College 66-46. Hayley Andrews was the games to scorer netting 28, whilst Meila Goodchild put in 21 for the runners up.
Townsville SHS were somewhat unlucky in the pool stage going down to the eventual Championship Division bronze medalists Canterbury College by two points, which ultimately ended their chance to compete in the top division in the final rounds.
Final Standings for Girls Second Division:
1st – Townsville SHS
2nd – Moreton Bay College
3rd – Marsden SHS
4th – Palm Beach Currumbin
5th – Mountain Creek SHS
6th – Sheldon College
7th – Varsity College
8th – Genesis Christian College
9th – Southport SHS
10th – Sunshine Coast Grammar School
11th – St Columban’s College
12th – Stuartholme School
There were four undefeated teams in the Boys Second Division; St Andrew’s Anglican College, Unity College, Marist College Ashgrove and St Patrick’s College Mackay. The Quarter Finals were relatively easy contests for all winners, despite a thrilling two point upset by Marsden SHS over Unity College.
Unfortunately for St Andrew’s Anglican College they were the only other undefeated team to go down in the Quarter Finals, losing comfortably to St Edmunds College by 18 points. In the Semi Finals Marist College Ashgrove continued to make light work of their opponents dismantling Marsden SHS by 20 points, whilst St Edmunds were victorious over St Patrick’s College Mackay by 8.
The Grand Final was set between the undefeated Marist College Ashgrove and St Edmunds College, who were keen to turn around their 4-point loss to Marist in the pool stage. St Edmund’s were fast starters and held close advantages at both of the first two breaks. Their 30-25 half time lead was quickly reversed as Marist College had themselves a huge third quarter in which they were able to outscore St Edmund’s 20-8, giving them a 7-point buffer heading into the all-important final quarter. Despite a strong effort from St Edmund’s, Marist were able to extend their lead and win the Boys Second Division Grand Final 64-48. Marist College had a number of even contributors, with Matthew Richards leading the way with 18 in the final, whilst Cooper Ward was the top scorer for St Edmunds with 15. Both teams will be promoted to Boys Championship Division in 2018, where they will tackle the best schools throughout Queensland.
Final Standings for Boys Second Division:
1st – Marist College Ashgrove
2nd – St Edmund’s College
3rd – St Patrick’s College, Mackay
4th – Marsden SHS
5th – Palm Beach Currumbin
6th – St Andrew’s Anglican College
7th – Unity College
8th – Marymount College
9th – Runcorn SHS
10th – St Mary’s College, Toowoomba
11th – Saint Stephen’s College
12th – Southport SHS
13th – Brisbane Grammar School
14th – Wellington Point SHS
15th – St Eugene College
16th – Woodridge SHS
17th – St Columban’s College
18th – Cannon Hill Anglican College
19th – Annandale Christian College
20th – Somerset College
Mt Warren Park
The following results were determined at Mt Warren Park.
- 3rd Division Boys won by Villanova College, who defeated St Andrew’s Catholic College 38-23 in the Gold Medal Playoff. Bronze Medal went to Chisholm Catholic College
- 3rd Division Girls won by Runcorn SHS, who defeated Chisholm in the Gold Medal Playoff 27-26. Bronze Medal went to Mueller College.
- 4th Division Boys won by Emmaus College of Rockhampton, who defeated West Moreton Anglican College in the Gold Medal Playoff 43-21. Sunshine Coast Grammar won the Bronze Medal.
The last day of CBSQ 3rd and 4th Division competition was marked by a number of close games, with 3 playoff games on Sunday going to Overtime; and the 3rd Division Girls Championship being decided on the very last shot of the game between Runcorn and Chisholm (unfortunately for Chisholm, their last shot bounced off the rim).
There were plenty of schools from all over the state that attended the CBSQ this year. Teams from Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Townsville, Rockhampton, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Roma and Moranbah all participated in the 3rd and 4th Division games at Mount Warren.
A big shout out to the referees, sports medicine, scoretable and venue staff at all venues for their tireless and unstinting efforts over the 4 days of the carnival.
Congratulations to all winners!
Final Standings for Boys Third Division:
1st – Villanova College
2nd – St Andrew’s Catholic College
3rd – Chisholm Catholic College
4th – Mueller College
5th – North Lakes State College
6th – Glenala SHS
7th – Sheldon College
8th – Craigslea SHS
9th – Good Shepherd Lutheran College
10th – Coorparoo Secondary College
11th – Dakabin SHS
12th – Genesis Christian College
13th – Coomera Anglican College
14th – Northside Christian College
15th – St Joseph’s College, Toowoomba
16th – Riverside Christian College
17th – Windaroo Valley
18th – Aquinas College
19th – Balmoral SHS
20th – Keebra Park SHS
Final Standings for Boys Fourth Division:
1st – Emmaus College
2nd – West Moreton Anglican College
3rd – Sunshine Coast Grammar School
4th – Helensvale SHS
5th – Emmanuel College
6th – Canterbury College
7th – St Peter’s Lutheran College
8th – St Francis College
9th – Holy Spirit College
10th – Immanuel Lutheran College
11th – Mable Park SHS
12th – Pacific Pines SHS
13th – Woodcrest State College
14th – Kirwan SHS
15th – St John’s Roma
16th – King’s Christian College
17th – Trinity College
18th – Groves Christian College
19th – Moranbah SHS
20th – Pittsworth SHS
21st – St Augustine’s College
22nd – St Andrew’s Lutheran College
23rd – Beaudesert SHS
24th – St Philomena School
Final Standings for Girls Third Division:
1st – Runcorn SHS
2nd – Chisholm Catholic College
3rd – All Hallows’ School
4th – Mt Alvernia College
5th – St Mary’s College, Ipswich
6th – Pittsworth SHS
7th – Unity College
8th – Mueller College
9th – St Ursula’s College, Toowoomba
10th – Mabel Park SHS
11th – Good Shepherd Lutheran College
12th – Trinity College
13th – Lourdes Hill College
14th – North Lakes State College
15th – St Michael’s College
16th – Aquinas College
17th – St Andrew’s Anglican College
18th – Somerset College
19th – Northside Christian College
20th – Redlands College
21st – St John’s Roma
22nd – St Joseph’s College, Toowoomba
23rd – Groves Christian College
24th – Indooroopilly SHS