On the weekend of 18-20 May, 10 Boys and 7 Girls travelled to Guangzhou, China to represent AISHK in the Southern Delta Regional Conference (SDRC) basketball tournament. Hosted by the American International School Guangzhou (AISG), six teams in both the Girls and Boys divisions fought out for the title of SDRC Champions.
Both the Boys and Girls teams won their opening two games meaning they progressed to the semi-finals. The games of the tournament for both squads were against Quality Schools International Shekou (QSIS), both games decided by very tight point margins. QSIS edged out our Boys team in the bronze medal play-off in a tense game which went into overtime. The Girls, through gutsy and determined play, managed to secure third seed after dropping a game to eventual tournament runners-up QSIS. They would eventually succumb to the pressure applied from both QSIS and AISG to come in third overall. Players new to the game on both squads showed great team spirit, quick adaptation to learn the game and became valuable contributors as the tournament progressed.
The students should be commended for their efforts throughout the tournament on the court and their good behaviour off the court. Particular mention goes to Harry Healy, Angus McBride, Amelia Qvist and Prue Steadson for making the All-Tournament Team.
Lee Pilgrim | Basketball Manager
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