Boys Basketball Team Has All the Right Ingredients for 3rd Place at ACAMIS

Boys Basketball Team Has All the Right Ingredients for 3rd Place at ACAMISEvery year SIS puts a team into the “pressure cooker” that is the ACAMIS basketball tournament. This year’s team came out in third place, against one of the hottest offensive teams of the whole weekend. What did it take for the boys to finish on a winning note?

2 senior captains, 1 junior point guard, 2 sophomore starters, 4 energetic and enthusiastic freshman, 7 games played, 1 dozen charges taken, and hours of fitness training

The players were very aware and mindful of the work they had to do and the different roles they were expected to play.

The two senior captains, Sok Hwan and Alex, had a lot of responsibility placed upon them by their coaches. Sok Hwan recalled, “In the last game, we had our lead but the other team (YCIS) was starting to catch up and part of my job was to keep us calm during that time.” Alex said, “To ensure that my teammates were playing their parts it was important to be supportive of them on and off the court.”

Boys Basketball Team Has All the Right Ingredients for 3rd Place at ACAMISThe other key starters: Matt, Henry, and Chris each had their own opinion about how they contributed to this season’s achievement. Chris stated, “I knew I couldn’t be a strong offensive player every game, but I could be a [great] defensive player every game.” His remarks were echoed by Henry, who said, “My role, defensively and offensively, was to lead and encourage my teammates with my play on the court.”  Matthew reflected on the ability of five individuals playing in-sync, “I felt that the other veterans and I worked well together.”

The four eager freshman realized that their roles would be different. Regular sixth-man, Joe, remarked, “I was disappointed when I made a mistake during the game, but I realized that everyone makes mistakes and I’d get over it.” A positive attitude was a key trait in all the freshman, including Tiago and Brian, as they commented, ”I was on the Boys Basketball Team Has All the Right Ingredients for 3rd Place at ACAMISbottom of the food chain, but I learned from my veteran teammates and also bonded with them,” and, “I think my teammates expected me to try my best [regardless of the outcome].”

Since all nine guys couldn’t be playing at once, Jared understood the value of the bench, “Most of the time, we were on the bench making a lot of noise and being ready to give our starters a rest if they were tired or injured.” Not all ingredients in a recipe are equal, but all are important for the final result to be great.

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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