Our two Middle School basketball teams represented BIFS at SKAC Divisionals on Saturday. They faced tough opposition from the HIS, DIS, ISK and BFS teams. The year -6 squad got off to a flying start with a win in their first game but lost the remaining games to slightly more experienced opponents. The girls grew as a team and learned some valuable lessons about teamwork and concentration on the court. As Mr. Turner likes to say – “we win, or we learn”. We are looking forward to using this tournament as a reference point and taking the lessons learned forward with us to the next competition.
Our year 8 girls lost their first game by 1 point and bounced back to dominate their opposition for the rest of the day.  They are really discovering how to operate as a team unit and developing a more nuanced approach to the game. We are looking forward to  building on our strengths and addressing our weaknesses before the next tournament,
Mr. Turner – Girls Team
 
On Saturday, April 15th the Middle School Boys participated in their first SKAC tournament at HIS. The boys A team dominated their first 3 games and grew in their understanding of what it feels like to play as a team. In a tough battle, the boys tied their last game against GIFS. This weekend served as a great learning opportunity for the boys grow, develop and set goals for their next tournament in Jeju. Well done boys!
Ms. Robar – Boys A Team

The Middle School boys basketball enjoyed their first tournament for the season last weekend up at Pohang at Handong International School. The competition was held on four basketball courts outside! Our greatest worry was that it would be too windy or too cold – in reality, it was very hot in the full sun.  Hats, sunscreen and lots of water were the order of the day. Our opening match was Daegu International School – they towered over us and in the end dominated the match winning 18-0. We tried our very best but just could not match their strength and ability.Our second match was against Busan Foreign School. A far more even match up, both in terms of ability and skill level. In a very low scoring affair, we were beaten narrowly 4-6.In our final match of the afternoon, we came up against our hosts for the day, Handong International School. We managed to save our best basketball for the afternoon until then. In a terrific match, we won 8-2 – a victory!  A great day of basketball.

Mr. Roland – Boys B Team