Over the weekend, the Canadian International School of Beijing’s U19 Boys and Girls Basketball Teams dispalyed their talent and determination in their respective ISAC tournaments, highlighting the strength of CISB’s sports program.
Fresh off their victory in last year’s D2 Championship, the boys’ team stepped up to Division 1, facing top programs in Beijing. Their opening match against the top-seeded Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) was tough, ending in a 52-40 loss. Despite shooting struggles and turnovers, Ewan M. made a significant impact with 10 points and 18 rebounds. The second game saw a remarkable turnaround, with the team defeating BWYA 73-52, thanks to a stellar 26-point performance from Yahan S. and solid contributions from Tony C. and George B.
In the semifinals, the boys’ team faced the host, International School of Beijing (ISB). They dominated the game with a decisive 72-46 victory. Yahan and Tony were key players, scoring 23 and 21 points respectively. Additionally, Nic C. contributed significantly by adding 15 points. The championship game was a nail-biting rematch against WAB. Despite a late rally and support from a buzzing crowd, CISB fell short with a final score of 72-58.
Simultaneously, the U19 Girls Basketball Team competed at YCIS. Their first game against ISB displayed a balanced offense and defense, led by Sunny Yuan and Amanda Dong, resulting in a 21-8 victory. The second game, a rivalry match against YCIS, was a close contest. Despite an early 6-0 deficit, the girls fought back to a 15-14 lead but fell short by one point, 16-15. The concluding match against WAB showcased their resilience and culminated in a 12-5 victory. The win clinched them second place in the tournament.
ACAMIS is Up Next
As the CISB U19 Boys and Girls Basketball Teams wrap up their impressive performances at the ISAC tournament, their focus now shifts to the upcoming ACAMIS Championship. This next challenge allows both teams to apply valuable lessons from their recent experiences.
The boys’ team heads to the ACAMIS feeling determined. Having faced tough competition in the ISAC tournament, the team now has a deeper understanding of their gameplay and a reinforced team spirit. These lessons will be crucial as they aim to capture the ACAMIS title and add another accolade to their achievements.
The CISB community is proud of both teams and looks forward to their continued success.