Encouraging start for basketball girls!

School News November 17, 2018
Encouraging start for basketball girls!

This was the first basketball competition that the U11 girls had an opportunity to play in. We arrived in plenty of time which allowed the girls the opportunity of warming up and practicing some drills. In the first game against and Soon Ching Ling (SCL), the girls were determined and worked well as a team and the match had end to end action. The girls narrowly lost the game by 5 points to 4. The target for the next game was to get in behind the opposition on turn overs.

The second game was against Shangyin.  In this game, both teams were evenly matched and the game was end to end entertainment.  The girls reacted well to intercept and block the opposition and were fast on the break which resulted in some excellent scoring opportunities.  The final score ended with a 10-10 draw.  

In the final game against SUIS, the girls reached half time with a 2 zero lead.  In the second half the starting 5 girls rotated off to allow the other girls to have the same amount of game time.  This chanced the balance of play and allowed the opposition to come back into the game and lead 4 points to 2.  The girls did not drop their heads and fought back however it was not enough as the girls lost 6 points to 4.

The girls should be very proud of themselves and with more game time and practice they will get stronger and more confident.