Written by: Jennifer Yeh
Edited by: Png Ning
Tuesday night was filled with loud cheers and exuberant yells as the blocks competed in female basketball. Each block was eager to see their own team clinch first place and shouted support and encouragement to all their players. The female basketball games would be played half-court, with two ten minute halves. Throughout the night, the players all fought valiantly to represent their blocks.
The games began with a quick surge by CD block, who played a fast paced game and led GH by 30-0 at the half time whistle. Leading this charge were CD block’s Brenda and Aarti who between them scored the majority of CD’s points and gave them the night’s first victory at a stunning 32-2. Immediately following was a match between the girls of AB and F, with AB emerging victorious at 13 points to F Block’s 6 points. Former girl’s basketball captain, Yi Lin, led AB with a three pointer to begin the game and multiple other shots. AB’s block head, Vic-ki, utilized her height well in blocking and catching rebounds. AB and CD would compete through the night for domination, with AB emerging victorious, winning all four of their matches to the loud cheers of their supporters. CD came in second with impressive margins in their wins, losing only to AB with a score of 24-16. Overall, the East Wing made an impressive display.
Blocks E, F, and GH battled for third and won one match each. F block’s June played well and confidently, as did E block’s Kai Xin who excelled at catching rebounds. GH block all fought hard and practiced diligently while not competing in their matches. The supporters for each block faithfully cheered on their teams and motivated their players throughout the entire night. Ultimately, E, F, and GH would come in third, fourth, and fifth respectively.
No matter the amount of competition, the female basketball matches were most notable for the amount of support and block spirit that erupted from the stands. Each team represented their block well and, win or lose, their blocks were all definitely proud of their players.