IHC Basketball 2012 Lays On Two Thrilling Finals
(Image: Curie celebrate victory)
The semi finals of this year’s IHC Basketball competitions matched the draw from last year: Russell V King and Pavlov V Curie. All four teams had trained for weeks ahead of this year’s competition and took their games very seriously, but in true IEGS spirit.
“Pavlov girls led for the first part of their game, but Curie found their form and this resulted in a very exciting and close finish with Curie winning to reach the final,” said Ms Gavin. “Pavlov boys dominated their game against Curie.”
In the second semi final, Russell girls displayed an impressive and solid performance against King, and in the boys’ draw, King cruised to a potentially very close final against Pavlov.
Their First Basketball Trophy
In the final, Curie girls, putting in a very well organized, strategic display, led from the start under the fantastic leadership of their captain Sauda Luzze. Although pushed all the way, Curie went on to complete an impressive victory giving them their first basketball trophy to add to their ever growing collection of IHC wins!
Last Minute Winner
The boys’ final was a non-stop roller coaster of heart raising excitement from start to finish.
The lead switched constantly between Pavlov and King throughout the first half, and although King started to assert some control as the match progressed, their lead was taken away from superb shooting from Pavlov twins Baran and Bahoz.
King’s heads, however, did not go down, clearly having learned from last year's defeat against Russell that frustration and impatience would not win the game.
With the tension mounting as the clock reached the final minute of the game and the match level, King’s Hassan Drammeh snatched victory for King with a lay up.
In winning, King boys – led commendably by Hassan and Nicholas Osarenkhoe – showed immense skill and determination.
The Fair Play Award
Last year a new fair play trophy was introduced to the basketball IHC in memory of Diana Zere. This special trophy was awarded to Sauda Luzze for her amazing composure, leadership and respect for all who competed and officiated.
Massive thanks go to the referees, officials and Dr Young for organising such and amazing IHC.
Pictures: Emelie Gummesson & someone Ms Gavin forgot to mention!