The boys’ basketball players were first against TES (Taipei European School) the game was a challenging one and the players were unable to acquire the first win. The result was 18-14.
In the second game against NAIS (Nord Anglia International School) I thought we were going to lose again for the first 2 periods but after half time we were able to change the flow and win the second match. The result of the match was 16-11 to us. At the time I was very excited due to the fact that, that was my very first win in basketball against other opponents.
In the third match we were against DCB (Dulwich College Beijing) which was the team’s best performance in my opinion, the match went very well and it was another win for BIS where the score was 19-16.
In the fourth match we were against the host school KSHK (Kellet School Hong Kong) after the third quarter we were losing by 6 points which the score was 7-13. As the match went on BIS made a great comeback by not letting Kellet score after half-time. In the end BIS was able to win by a massive comeback with 21-13.
The last match was against BSJ (British School Jakarta). Their players were physically much bigger than ours, and we knew it was going to be a challenging game. As the match went on number 18 gave a massive lead to BSJ with an astonishing 10-2. After a great comeback when the clock was about to hit zero Justin Chu was successful in scoring a three pointer buzzer beater. The referees noticed that there was 3 seconds left in the game so they added an extra three seconds to the big clock. On the last second when the ball came to me, I felt a tense strength running through my left hand as I shot the ball and sadly missed the last 3 pointer. Thankfully, it didn't change the result.
After the results became clear BIS was successful in winning second place overall against other schools. I am very proud of winning second place against all the other schools.
MVP for Basketball
Tyler Nguyen started the day on the bench but by the last game he was an integral part of the team. He played as point guard and shooting guard setting up attacks and scoring baskets in every game.
The early wake up for the girls was quite easy as everyone was very excited for the big day ahead. We headed down to breakfast and planned tactics and shovelled in all our glucose and carbohydrates we could handle.
The bus left at 7.20 and the everyone was shivering with excitement. We took the elevator to the sky pitch which we were very jealous of the amazing facilities. (Read closely Mr.Mincher). We kicked off with a match against TES where we fortunately won by 1-0. It was hard getting used to the ball rolling twice as fast and we all fell over several times.
Our next match was against NAIS where we tied 1-1. The first goal scored by the opposition was an unlucky handball from BIS and they converted the penalty. We kept our heads held high and played unbelievably well as a team until Hayley Handscombe scored a goal in the last 5 minutes.
Our next match was against DCB where we played exceptionally well together ending it with a 2-0 victory for us. Our next match was against the hosting school Kellett and we were pretty nervous before the game. However we went onto the field and gave out everything we could right until the whistle blew ending it with a 1-0.
After a game to rest we had to compete against British School Jakarta. If we won against them it officially would have meant Gold for us. We had all been waiting for this moment and it was time to win the Gold medal we deserved and have been training so hard for. The game was very tough, however we never gave up and the final score was 2-0. An amazing goal by Emily and Kiara. We could not believe it and we were so proud of ourselves. I swear I could see tears in Ms.Webb and Ms.Gallagher eyes. ;)
We celebrated with Musical.ly’s and selfies and ended the day with the Gold trophy in our hands. We couldn’t be prouder of ourselves and we all played incredibly.
MVP for Football
Hayley Handscombe played superbly in today’s football tournament, demonstrating outstanding skill, maturity and fitness. She stepped up and scored crucial goals at important points in the day. She was an excellent leader on the pitch both with her attitude and performance.
Shion Nix and Maika Pedersen | Year 8
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