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Basketball - Boys (V) ISSL

Event Type: Tournament
Advantage:Away

Date: January 13, 2018

Result:3rd
Score:1 Win; 2 Losses

Event Recap:

Game #1 vs ZIS: Loss 45-22
Game #2 vs ICS: Win 42-38 in OT
Game #3 vs ISZL: Loss 38-23

The Varsity Basketball team traveled to Zurich to play in the ISZL Tournament, where stiff competition was waiting.

In the first game, ZIS, the eventual tournament winner, was completely dominant and ran away with the game. Unfortunately our boys, as has been the pattern with this team in the past, got off to a very slow start and found itself down at the half 31-7. This slow start is an area the team needs to improve on, both physically and mentally.

In game #2, not only did we face a weaker opponent, but we also picked up the pace of the game. Things were close throughout with overtime needed to settle the outcome. Our boys stepped up in OT with tight defense and better focus, limiting the opponents to zero points while scoring 4. The better team won this one. It was a good shot in the arm in terms of a confidence booster.

In game #3 vs ISZL, both teams showed their fatigue early on with sloppy play and low scoring. TASIS hung in tough in the first have against a superior opponent and kept the score within reach at 17-12. In the second half, the opponents showed their might, running away with the score and with the win while displaying excellent team play and depth on the bench.

This tournament was a good gauge of where our team presently stands.

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