Spartans bench rewarded as IGS shoots for title

IPSWICH Grammar School's First V basketball team continued their impressive progress with a runaway 99-47 victory over Brisbane Grammar School.

The Spartans were never troubled, jumping to a commanding lead. They eventually led 66-15 by halftime before giving some valuable minutes to the bench players in the second half.

"It was another disciplined performance," coach Michael Wellings said.

"It was a good chance to play some guys who don't get big minutes every weekend. It is a reward for all their efforts at training."

Kane Bishop led the way with 17 points and nine rebounds given limited minutes.

Bench player Brennan Cross made the most of his extra court time scoring 10 points and adding seven rebounds.

However, it was year 11 starting centre Alec Godinet who made the biggest contribution. Alec scored 21 points and added 15 rebounds. His most impressive stat was his eight steals.

"We all get along so well," vice-captain Kane Bishop said, commenting on the success of the team.

"We always look for the extra pass, and play for each other."

After two weeks on the road, the team returns home on Saturday for a match against Toowoomba Grammar School.

This weekend's fixtures hold extra importance as it is also Old Basketballer's Reunion day, which will see up to 40 ex-IGS basketball players return to help celebrate the 150th anniversary.

"We will be inducting players and coaches into the Hall of Fame," assistant coach Mike Murray said.

"As well as that, we will be having some social games for all the ex-players on Friday night."

Game time at IGS gymnasium is 12.30pm on Saturday.

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