This past weekend, the HS Girls basketball team traveled to BFS for their final tournament of the season. With only having 8 players for the day, we knew it was going to be a physically tough day. The girls lost their first game, which meant that in order to make it to the championship, they had to play 5 games total and could not lose another game. But the girls came out strong and proved that they were the team to beat.
Starting the winning streak, Rakiah and Emily took charge down low and dominated the rebounds. With Justine’s control of the ball and her leadership abilities, the team was able to remain calm and focused on their goal. With confidence, Eve and Elle powered through the defence to score much-needed drives; while Celine and Natalie contributed by hitting essential outside shots. But it was Frida who led the team with her incredible steals, bursts of speed and controlled lay-ups.
Unfortunately, we ran out of steam during the Championship game. But, the girls never gave up, they walked off the court with their heads held high and finished the tournament knowing they played their absolute best.Thank you to all of the parents for your continued support this season, despite the hectic Basketball schedule. The girls were so happy to have fans in this last tournament and to be able to show you their skills.
Congratulations to this amazing group of young ladies who grew so much this season individually, and as a team. Coach Robar and I are proud to call ourselves the Varsity Girls Basketball Coaches.
End of the Road
The BIFS boys concluded their 2016-17 season with a hard-fought effort in the KISAC Blue tournament hosted here at BIFS. The team eeked a victory their first game over a scrappy North London Collegiate School B. They came back strong in the second game, taking it to their arch rivals Korea International School Jeju.
The second half of the day proved to be too much for the squad. The Bears lost their third game to North London Collegiate School A team, unable to overcome an early 9-0 deficit. This loss put the Bears, once again, against KIS Jeju. This has been a rivalry that has existed since the installation of a basketball here at BIFS. It was 5 years ago that Chris Sim’s total domination and Sergei Son’s last second free throws that took the BIFS Middle School Team to the first of many championships in the KISAC. Sadly, the Dragons were too much this time around, and defeated the boys to bring an end to the tournament, the season, and a long successful career for a few of the 12th graders.
A special recognition needs to be given to those student-athletes that have represented our school on the basketball court for so many years. Liam Robb has spent his two years here at BIFS not only improving his game, but becoming a respected captain by his teammates. Chris Sim and Sergei Son have been a part of this program since its inauguration. Their commitment and love of the game will be missed by the entire community- especially their coaches.
Congratulations on a tremendous season boys!