On Thursday the U14 girls were in action playing in their basketball city championships.
We are pleased to announce that our girls beat a very tough Australian International School team in the final and are now officially crowned B pool basketball champions.
After a good season the team were high in confidence going into the championships. The expectation was to get to the final then see what happens. The first game was against RISS which we knew would be a tough opening game. BVIS dominated the early stages of the game and took a big lead. However as expected RISS came back to close the advantage but fortunately, BVIS showed their strength and mental toughness and hung on to take the win comfortably in the final minutes. With confidence high going into the second game was an easy victory over American International school, whom had a young in inexperienced team.
The finals were upon us and this is where the real hard work began, but first we had to win the semifinal. Unfortunately, it was to be against ABC who had beat us comfortably earlier in the season. This was the expected final. Whoever won this game were going to play the Australian International school (AIS) in the grand finale, so everything was to play for. BVIS got the first points and that really boosted confidence and our confidence grew from strength to strength and BVIS out played ABC and were a dominant force winning the game and showing AIS and the other schools we would not be easy to beat.
Now we had made the final against a very strong AIS team. This game was scrappy game, and no team really wanted to take a risk. However, we took early points, but AIS pushed back hard and scored points too. This was the pattern for the game BVIS score AIS come back to score. However, our perseverance and passion for winning came through as we now started to cause AIS to make mistakes and we punished them for this to take the championships.
This was a big win for the team and huge success for BVIS. It really was team effort, and everyone played their role to win. However, a special mention has to go to Mai, Thao Linh 9S and Pham, Phuong Nguyen Quynh (Sumi) 9B who stood out in each game, showed great grit and determination and led by example throughout.
Mr. Steve Kenny
Director of Sports