Yesterday afternoonwas yet another thrilling event of sport for MIS. The Under 19 boys B team played at home against VMA in a truly inspirational basketball match. With limited training time together the B team quickly geld together as a team working well under pressure presenting themselves with great attitude and sportsmanship.
If you see the following students please congratulate them today -
Jason Y12, Andrew Y12,
Callum Y12, Joey Y11,
Louis Y11, Juno Y11,
Allen Ye Y11, Andy Y11,
Ben Y9, Star Y9.
While the U19 Boy's B Team were at home, the A Team and the girls U19 basketball Team hit the road for an important league fixture against the formidable VMA. Spirits were high as both Teams were oozing with confidence as the bus departed from MIS.
The boys played first in a competitive and fast-paced match. Some early aggressive defensive work, pinpoint passing and accuracy from the three-point arc saw the boys take an early lead. Clearly, VMA were rattled. At the end of the half spirits remained high, although VMA had regained some composure and evened the scores.
In the second half, VMA came out fighting and stole the lead. Although the preparation time of the students of the MIS is short, their perseverance and tenacious MIS spirit can be seen from this game. the boys remained determined and disciplined throughout and were able to reduce the gap in the 4th quarter, to stay in touch.
Next up, the U19 Girls hit the court. For a number of these girls, it was the first time for them to represent MIS in an ISL competition. I would like to commend their bravery for stepping up to the challenge and being role models for the U14 Girl's ISL Team.
Early composure and good teamwork saw the girls score first, a lead they held for the entire first quarter. Excellent defensive work and aggressive play meant that VMA's attacks were repeatedly rejected and repelled, but, their onslaught was relentless and inevitably shots started to go in.
For the entire game, the girls showed pure determination and resilience against a component who was older and more experienced. They never once let the increasing difference in the score dampen their efforts, nor did they drop their heads. This was evident during the team stack, where the girls roared loudly and proudly "LIONS", it was a heartwarming moment to see their smiles every time; the camaraderie was palatable.
If you see the following students today, please congratulate their efforts on the basketball court and their positive behaviour, they were true ambassadors for MIS.