Some of Dumbarton and the Vale’s best young basketball stars travelled to Clydebank Leisure Centre last week to battle it out in the area’s P5 final.

Teams from St Martin’s, St Patrick’s, Knoxland, Lennox, Gavinburn, St Mary’s (Clydebank) and St Joseph’s primaries all competed at the event, which was organised by Active Schools as part of the West Dunbartonshire School Games (WDSG).

The schools had previously made the final after being among the top teams in one of three area qualifiers covering Dumbarton, the Vale and Clydebank.

Each school played each other once in front of a crowd of parents as well as students from West College Scotland who volunteered their time to help referee the matches.

Three points were awarded for a win, two for a draw and one for a loss, with St Martin’s being narrowly pipped to first place by St Mary’s who won on goal difference to take home the shield and gold medals.

Emma McCluskey, active schools coordinator, said: “For the kids who came along, for some of them, it’s the biggest sporting competition they’ve taken part in so it’s a big night for them, especially as the parents are there watching and cheering them on.

“It was great to see improvement from the qualifying rounds – the schools have clearly been training.”

Finals scores: 1st - St Mary’s with 16 points, 2nd - St Martin’s with 16 points, 3rd - Gavinburn with 13 points, 4th - St Patrick’s with 12 points, 5th - Knoxland with 10 points, 6th - St Joseph’s with 9 points and 7th - Lennox with 8 points.