The U17 Girls proceeded to take to the court and start the tournament off with their group section. The games on the 1st day of the event showed some formidable basketball with London, South East and South West all going unbeaten 2-0, 2-0 & 3-0 respectively.
London & South East topped their groups and went into Sunday’s semi-finals and were joined by East and North West. London & South East rose to take the semi-finals (52-21 & 56-32 respectively) and left East & North West to fight it out for 3rd & 4th place.
The final started off evenly matched with London just taking the 1st half by 1 point but in the 2nd half London started to take control through to the final buzzer and take the game 55-27.
Following on from the Girls, the Boys got underway in their groups, competing against each team respectively. At the end of the Saturday, West Midlands, London and East Midlands had all gone unbeaten with West Midlands & London meeting East & North West in their respective semi-finals.
London & West Midlands turned out successful and went straight into the Boys final after London secured a 63-46 win against North West and a close encounter between East & West Midlands saw West Midlands win by a mere 2 points to take the game 45-43.
In the final, a showcase for excellent defence was underway with the match up against London & West Midlands only showing for 28 points in the 1st half (12-16 to London). London in the 2nd half increased the pressure and managed to find some breathing space from West Midlands which saw them rise to take the game 30-49.
Throughout the whole of the Saturday, the regular British Shooting test heats were taking place with all teams nominating two players to undertake a 3 point shooting test. After the heats had taken place, South West & North East (Boys) went head to head in their final along with the North West & South East in the girls final. Both the North East and North West proved to have the better shooting percent in the finals with both of them taking their finals.