Over the weekend, BISP hosted the second annual Challenge Cup basketball tournament. The event featured the best local teams from around Phuket and spectators were treated to some high quality basketball action.

The BISP senior boys completed a successful run in pool play winning all 3 of their games and progressed through to the playoffs eventually meeting last year’s finalists Thai Hua in the final.

Unfortunately, they fell just short of back-to-back success at the event losing 19-17 in a low scoring, tightly fought encounter.

This year also saw the introduction of a girls division. The BISP senior girls progressed through pool play with 3 wins setting up a rematch with Satree Phuket, traditionally the power house of girls basketball in Phuket.

In what was a real nail biter of a final, scores were locked at full time and 2 minutes of over time had to be played to decide the winner. In the end Satree showed too much experience and made some crucial baskets to seal the victory.

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Results:

Over 15 Girls

Win vs Kathu 36-6

Win vs Songkla 22-18

Win vs Satree 23-20

Final – Loss in OT vs Satree 23-27

 

Over 15 Boys

Win vs Dawroong 48-26

Win vs Satree 43-33

Win vs Kathu 59-26

Semi Final – Win vs Phuket Witt 30-28

Final – Loss vs Thai Hua 17-19