Basketballers crowned champions

THE Saddleworth School year 10-11 basketball team were crowned Oldham schools’ champions as they defeated Hulme 21-7 in the final of the annual tournament at the Sport For All Centre, Hollinwood.Having registered group stage victories over Waterhead, Radclyffe, Oldham Academy North, Crompton House and a tense draw with Failsworth, Saddleworth renewed rivalries with Radclyffe in the first semi-final, triumphing 13-5.

Hulme caused an upset in the second semi-final setting up a showdown with unbeaten Saddleworth.

Harvey Wilson, Saddleworth captain, was in scintillating scoring form in the final as he racked up 10 individual points in a 21-7 victory and qualification for the Greater Manchester U16’s championships to be held at the Amoechi Centre in February.

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