You may remember the 2021 SCEA News article, which mentioned the outstanding contribution that Mr Phil Croot is making to the basketball program at Mundaring Christian College (MCC) and his All-Star students who are receiving rave reviews across the metropolitan area in local competitions.
Two years on, his proteges are growing and playing at elite levels. And with the addition of Dr Lenora Sundstrom to run the MCC Specialist Basketball program for girls, the results are quite staggering!
In the recent ACC (Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA) Basketball Carnival, MCC sent two Junior Teams (Years 7-9) and two Senior Teams (Years 10-12) teams.
The Junior Boys’ team was undefeated.
The Senior Girls’ team were undefeated.
They now progress to the Round of 16 to compete for the ACC Championship.
In addition to the ACC finals, the College will be entering four teams in the SSWA (State Schools of Western Australia) Competition for the first time in Term Two, pitting Mr Croot and Dr Sundstrom’s students against the best State school programs in the metropolitan area.
So what is the secret to Mundaring’s success?
We asked Mr Croot for a comment this week:
“It is exciting to see the continuing development of our MCC basketball program, and we are really proud of every player who represented the College at the ACC Carnival. To see two of our four teams advance to the final 16 of the ACC Championship is a fantastic result,” said Mr Croot.
And why are the girls winning all of their games?
“The successes achieved by our student-athletes at the ACC Carnival affirms the dedication of our players and the direction our program is heading. Progressing to the next round of competition provides reward as well as incentive, and it is so encouraging to see our players competing at this level,” said Dr Sundstrom.
We look forward to seeing how the MCC teams progress in future competitions – well done Mr Croot, Dr Sundstrom and the MCC basketballers!