'Lauchy' earns praise for valuable IGS role

IPSWICH Grammar School's First V basketball team continued its winning march with a runaway 100-47 victory over Toowoomba Grammar School.

After a moderate beginning, the Spartans kicked into gear in the second quarter, building a commanding 32 point lead by halftime.

"I am extremely happy with the performance," coach Michael Wellings said.

"I feel like we played for 40 minutes, which is something we haven't done in recent weeks."

Captain Matineng Leahy led the way with 20 points and six assists.

Vice-captains Kane Bishop and Alec Godinet scored 17 and 18 points respectively.

However, it was Year 11 starting power forward Lauchlan Campbell who caught the coach's eye.

"Lauchy does all the little things well," Wellings said.

"His stats don't reflect how important he is to this team. He is our rock."

The team sits equal top of the GPS ladder with perennial basketball powerhouse Anglican Church Grammar School.

Three games remain.

"The best thing about this team is that there are no egos, they all firmly have their feet on the ground,'' assistant coach Mike Murray said.

On Saturday the team faces another strong basketball school in Nudgee College.

"Nudgee will be tough, but we will be ready," vice-captain Alec Godinet said. "We need to make sure we have a good week at training."

Fixtures start at 8am, with the main game at 12.30pm in the IGS Gymnasium.

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