Parkside boys net two-town basketball honours

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Two primary schools from Jedburgh and seven from Hawick competed for the Boys’ P6/7 Basketball Trophy organised by Borders Sport and Leisure at Hawick High School.

The teams were split into two pools with Wilton and Burnfoot primaries progressing to the semi-finals from pool A, and Denholm and Parkside from pool B.

Denholm then secured a win over Burnfoot and Parkside beat Wilton to leave a Denholm v Parkside final.

The two teams played a tense match, with Parkside emerging victorious to claim the title.

Ewan Jackson, chief executive of Borders Sport and Leisure, said: “The tournament had a great atmosphere and all nine teams played really well.

“I’d like to thank Dave Evans, south-east basketball development officer, for refereeing the matches and also the S3 pupils from Hawick High School, who acted as scorekeepers during the event.

“Our overall aim is to encourage people of all ages to become more involved with sport and activity. As a charitable trust we always look to provide the best value we can for the money available to us, and we plan to continue to develop and deliver tournaments like this to give children the chance to take part in competitive sports.”

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