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Our U13 basketball team travelled over to ACS Cobham International School for the IAPS basketball championships. The pressure was on to continue the squad's tradition of excellence and win the title for the third year running.
The day started off well with a 19-6 win over Yateley Manor followed by a 25-11 victory over Westbrook Hay. After refueling they took on Lochinver, with a final score of 27-11. It was time for the semi-finals against Lanesborough who finished second in their group. The passing of Julen Barrondo Gonzalez and the inside shooting of Jadiel Wahab proved too much for them and we won 26-6.
In the final, we faced King’s College Madrid for the second year in a row. It was a tense first half and very close due to the excellent shooting of their number 16. However, we made adjustments to our defence, in particular Eric Nixon Castillo turned up the intensity, and locked him down. Our point guard, Julen, then ran our plays with precision and we came out on top 30-20. Amirah and Jadiel were both nominated for Most Valuable Player.