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U11 Basketball Team storm to victory at Halloween Tournament

Brimming with confidence from their last bi-weekly basketball tournament, the U11 Basketball team came up against some tough opposition at their tournament at Stamford American International School on 31st October.

Their hard work during weekly training sessions back at MCM showed on the court, with the boys firstly managing to thrash UWC Dover B by 11 points to 1, a fantastic victory considering the score line (a 14-15 loss) when the boys first came up against this formidable side. Yet, the real challenge was yet to come with the boys being scheduled to play an extremely well-regimented Canadian International School side next up. However, from the first ‘tip-off’ the result never looked in doubt. The boys’ hard work on the court completely shut off any attacking options CIS threw at them, leaving the boys the space and time to pass the ball around the court and play some really effective and stylish basketball.

As with any other basketball fixture the boys have played in, it is difficult to single out anybody in such an outstanding team performance, however special mention has to go to the U11 Captain, Hong Lee Low for his fantastic work at ‘Point Guard’ and his selfless passing and distribution. The whole team linked up extremely well with Hong’s distribution work, with Lorcan Mooney, George Miller and Alexander Brett also giving notable performances. However, the highlight moment of the game must be when Harry Coe and Oliver Chessher were playing the ball forward from MCM’s basket for Toby Freeman to score an outstanding ‘3-pointer’ from outside the ‘opposition’s D’ bringing the end score to 15-2.

It has been fantastic to see this U11 side improve over such a short space of time; hard work, commitment and a real enjoyment of the game have led to the boys coming from losing all their games at their first ACSIS meet, to winning all of their games at their last. They have displayed a level of sporting maturity rare to see at such an early age, which has predetermined such a successful season for the ‘boys in blue’.

WK Bryan
Sports Department Graduate Assistant

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