December has been a fantastic month for Piper’s Hill College basketball. The boys under 16 team have recorded a number of wins culminating in their recent outstanding win in the Midlands Regional Final against rivals St Paul’s Secondary School Monasterevin. The game was played at St Mary’s Sports Hall Portlaoise. This was a brilliant performance by the boys in what proved to be a competitive and nail – biting test of stamina and team work. The team, captained by Jack Maguire from Third Year had a rocky start, trailing by thirteen points at one stage of the game. However, the team dug deep, delivered some excellent plays resulting in a succession of scores leaving them winners by a comfortable margin of five points 38-33. Well done to the entire squad and their dedicated coaches. The team are looking forward to the playoffs which will commence in January 2017.