ISACK U13 Boys Basketball
TES 30 - 7 ESF
TES started the new year with another win in the basketball league,making it three in a row. It was the first away game of the season for TES after beating BSK and KES at home. The TES team started the game slowly in the first quarter,
finding it difficult to find their flow. Scoring opportunities were limited in the first half but Owain, Maro and Shaan managed a basket each. After one quarter of play the score was 6-2 TES and the game looked like it was going to be a low scoring affair. That was certainly the case in quarter 2 when TES were unable to score a point as ESF closed the TES lead to one point. After some adjustments at halftime and improved spacing by the team in the second half, TES performed much better. The boys got into a good rhythm and started playing like their usual selves and started scoring more baskets. Midway through the third quarter the boys had the game won and good movement and cuts from Nawaf and Ahmed opened up a lot more space for the back court players of Danny, Matthew, Max and Shareef. The boys managed to grind out a tough win and showed good determination to maintain their winning streak. A semi-final place is now confirmed- well done to all of the boys so far this season.
ISACK U13 Girls Volleyball
TES 2 - 0 ESF
Today the girls played in their first home match. After their fantastic end to 2016, the girls were raring to go again today. In the first set, ESF served well and returned some of our shots. But our girls stayed focused throughout, serving well and playing some wonderful return shots. On occasion, three touches were utilised effectively, showcasing the girls hard work so far this season. The girls won the first set convincingly 25-12, entering the second set on a high. During the second set, our serving was excellent throughout. In the whole set, only 3 serving points were missed- consistent, strong and finding the gaps in the opposition’s half. Once again, some super return shots were made by our girls to ensure that they won the second set and indeed, the match. The final score was 25-4, making the win a comfortable but well deserved one. To finish the afternoon off, both teams agreed to play a friendly third set. The girls who had not played up to this point, took to the court and continued the winning streak. The third and final set was won 15-9. A well earned victory by all 12 girls - they should be very proud of themselves. Next week, we are away to TEA. A win there, would secure a definitive place in the semi-final, with still one more game to go. An excellent start to 2017 fixtures here at TES!