On Sunday afternoon, the BISP U15 girls’ basketball team returned from the Peninsular Sports Federation (PSF) U15 Basketball tournament in Singapore as champions, beating out schools with rolls of more than 2,500 students to claim overall honours.

The girls produced outstanding performances on Friday and Saturday to earn a place in Saturday afternoon’s final, winning four out of five pool games and averaging 25 points a game.

Up against large schools like UWC East, The Australian School Singapore and the Overseas Family School, the girls showed skill on attack and grit on defence. In the final against the Singapore American School, BISP stuck firmly to the game plan, shutting down key players on defence and using their speed to fast break against the taller opposition. Final score 40-12!

With the entire team able to return to the tournament next year, an exciting future lies ahead for these girls. Congratulations also go to Tiffany Yip who won the girls 3-point competition – an outstanding achievement for a year 8.

A very young U15 boys’ side also took part in the tournament finishing 7th overall. Much experience was gained from the matches against some quality opponents and the boys are also looking forward to returning again next year.

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Results

GIRLSBOYS
BISP 22 v Australian International School 17BISP 12 v Australian International School 26
BISP 18 v Singapore American School 21BISP 4 v United World College East 34
BISP 19 v United World College East 16BISP 18 v Overseas Family School 24
BISP 34 v Overseas Family School B 4BISP 19 v Marlborough College Malaysia 15
(7th Place Playoff)
BISP 22 v Overseas Family School A 7 
BISP 40 v Singapore American School 12
(Final)

Jamie Blake