On Monday, January 27th, our Vampire Junior Varsity teams played some intense league games against other local schools. We ended up winning two and losing one in a series of tight and fast matches.
The Boys’ Matches
The boys team played against the BSB Bears and won with a final score of 37-30. They returned to the AISB gym and played a back-to-back game against the ISB Eagles. They lost 49-21.
The boys played extremely well, but were tired and kept missing the crucial shots they needed to make in order to pull ahead in the game. ISB also kept getting the drop on them in the counter-attacks. They always left one man just behind the Vampires defense so that they could quickly counter-attack and stay in front of the defense. ISB had the advantage in many areas. They had multiple club players in their team and also were extremely fast.
When asked what this could mean for the team, Caleb S. replied “More conditioning and shooting training.”
The Girls’ Matches
The girls team won against the BSB Bears with an astounding score of 35-8, and an awesome debut from Maia B. who has just recovered from an ankle injury. She came in strong, scoring many points for her team. Another key player, Noga R, played very well, making several key passes and scoring many baskets. AISB’s passing was extremely good and was rarely intercepted by the opposition. Another advantage we had was speed.
Many players were out with illnesses or injuries. One player from BSB got injured during the game in the fourth quarter and was out for the rest of the match, and many players were absent from the game due to illness. This meant the athletes played for longer stretches of time and were more exhausted than normal.
These matches were good practice for their upcoming tournaments in Moscow and Krakow in March.
It was a very strong start to both team’s league matches and a sign of more good things to come. The players deserve a congratulations for the way they played. They were very enjoyable matches to watch.
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