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Posted on March 30th 2017
Basketball - UAE 15 HBAED 40
The Year 9 boys started their basketball fixtures with a flying win at UAE. As the boys walked out in our brand new pitch they looked the part after a brilliant warm up led by our own students.
Opting to run a man-to-man defence, our boys worked hard at the back, winning most of the rebounds allowing us to set up fast breaks and capitalise on our opponents. Many of our points in the first half coming through Antonio, Crispin, David and Afolabi.
We were fairly close at the break with the score at 14-7 to us, but from there we went on to be the far superior team. Abiel starting in his first fixture for the team showed that he has a cool head putting in a few good dribbles and passes to set up chances. Rio was solid in defence and notched a few baskets, whilst Janiah and Joel showed good handling skills throughout.
Overall an excellent first win and looking forward to the next fixture.
Man of the Match: Antonio scored a lot of points and communicated well with the team all game.
Stepping up: Afolabi played a year group up and looked to be one of the best players on the court.