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Sports Report: Weekend Round Up

20 May 2014

Another busy weekend for the BISS Lions, with rugby and basketball matches and the Under 11s in Beijing for the FOBISIA tournament.

  • BISS Puxi Under 13 Rugby 2014
  • CISSA 2 and Junior basketball 2014

Our under 13 rugby team and CISSA 2 and Junior 1 basketball team

Basketball

CISSA 1 Girls

Saturday saw the final games of the season for the C1 basketball teams with a journey to Concordia. With a large squad of 13 players we were looking forward to our 7 matches. As a team we showed a lot of commitment and desire in defence, but at times lacked a cutting edge going forward. Although we did not register as many wins as we had hoped it was a good learning experience for the girls against other more seasoned players. I was very proud of the team and their final match in which they scored in the last few seconds to beat Dulwich reflected their never give up attitude. A big well done to Sheena Tromer for making the rep squad too.

- Coach Paul Kelly 

CISSA 2 and Junior 1 Girls

Last Saturday, the C2 and J1 girls’ basketball teams attended the end of season CISSA competition in Suzhou. With 16 games scheduled back to back, it was set to be a jam packed day and the girls really pulled together as a team, making us all really proud.

They all displayed exemplary sportsmanship, commitment and enthusiasm throughout the whole day and they were able to rise up to the challenge despite being the youngest team there.

Playing with great skill and technique, the teams won some tough games and gained lots of experience. With superb performances, Camille Bowers, Sofia Pricolo, Hannah Hermann and Rebecca Jacobs were selected to play in the representatives’ game, alongside all the best players from all the different schools.

- Coach Luz Quevedo

Rugby

Under 13 - The Spirit of Rugby

The U13 team had another tough week of rugby, playing 2 games of 30 minutes back to back. Their defensive organisation was exemplary,  with many of the players making the best tackles they have all season.

You can see them pictured above with their opponents from the French school, this was taken just moments after the final whistle of what was a very physical contest. The camaraderie and respect that develops between groups of tough competitors is typical of the spirit of rugby.

Our thoughts are with Nic de Bie who was injured taking the ball forward this week. Congratulations to Gabriel Barrere who was the player of the week: superb in the contact and fleet of foot.

- Coach Samuel Thorley

Under 15

Last Saturday the U15 rugby team played four games. The first game was against Dulwich’s second team, the team played well, but we still left spaces open and Dulwich managed to make their four tries.

The second game against the French school we played really well, Luuk Drieduite managed to make one try and the first try for the team with a smart run on the blind side from a ruck. But we still were unconfident in our defence and because of that they managed to make two tries. The third game against BISS Pudong, we were losing with 12-0 when we got a great opportunity with a scrum in front of their posts. Again Luuk chose the right option and he went to the blind side corner to make his second try.

The last game was against the strong Dulwich first team and unfortunately our most experienced player, Hom Choong, couldn’t play anymore because he got concussion. Overall the players have improved a lot since the beginning of the season; they know what they have to do as a team to get better. And next year the points will come.

- Coaches Pablo Lahoz Powter and Sven Wienholts, Year 12

This weekend the Under 11 FOBISIA tournament has seen many of our students away competing in tee-ball, athletics, swimming and football. They are due back today and we will share with you how they got on.