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November the U11 Girls Basketball team took part in the ‘A Pool’ Basketball tournament at AP2. They competed against five other international schools from around HCMC. The team consisted of seven students. These were; Jeanette Vo (6T), Hannah Bui (6T), Yu Gyeong Kang (6X), Jamie Donnelly (6T), Minh Nguyen (6T), Susu Le (5T) and Kelly Tran (5T).
The first game that the team played was against TT AIS. The TX squad initially found it difficult to organise their defence in this game but then they were able to make some superb steals. Jeanette aided and scored several points. It was an extremely close game that culminated in TT AIS beating TX by one point.
In the second game against SSIS and third against ISHCMC TX dominated from the onset. Jamie was able to intercept several passes that were made by the opposition into the key. Both Susu and Yu Gyeong supported Jamie and ran back to mark the other players. In both games, Hannah, Minh, Kelly and Jeanette passed the ball quickly and scored several baskets. The squad’s teamwork at this point was superb! The score from the SSIS game was 14-2 to TX and the third game was 12-8 to TX.
In the fourth game we played AP1. This was a challenging match that the squad fatigued quickly in culminating in an AP1 win. However, due to the points scored TX went into the 1
TX went up against AP1 again. This time however, TX stepped onto the court a completely different team. They fought for every ball demonstrating both determination and perseverance. However, in the end AP1’s attack managed to break through TX’s defence. It resulted in AP1 winning the game.
The TX team took home the second place trophy. Players of the tournament go to Kelly and Hannah. Kelly demonstrated superb attacking play and movement on court. Hannah was solid in both attack and defence always supporting her team mates.
The students were really happy with their achievement and performance in the tournament. The girls showed both hard work and dedication to their training and their games leading up to the tournament which resulted in second place. Well done TX, you should be proud!