Dragons girls basketball runners-up in Lions Friendship Tournament 2017
By Coach Kiran
The UWCSEA East Dragons 12U girls basketball team had a hugely successful evening on Friday, 1 December at the Lions Friendship tournament. Our first game against St Joseph's Institution International (SJII) started with a good back and forth contest, both teams playing some nice basketball. In the second quarter, our girls started to show some fantastic organisation and finishing, setting up a strong lead of 15 points that SJII were never able to close, even whilst the final quarter was a lot closer.
Our Championship game was against UWCSEA Dover team, and it was a nail-biter. The lead for either team was never over 5 points, and in the dying minutes, we had a number of opportunities to tie or win the game, but we just couldn't get the ball to drop and ended up winning the silver medal with a 16-18 point loss. The games were a true testament to the strength of our upcoming players and they should be proud of the results, but more importantly, the way they played in the games.