Success for our basketball team

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After years of the IIL football and netball teams grabbing the headlines and plaudits, a new sporting team stepped into the spotlight at the beginning of this school year. We are proud to introduce the IIL senior boys Basketball team!

The boys were able to secure a regular weekly training session every Tuesday evening courtesy of their new coach, Mr. Jones. 

They participated in their first ever tournament back in November at Leysin. Competing with 13 other International schools from all over Switzerland and as far as Austria, the team was raring to go and they did not disappoint us! 

They topped their qualifying group on the Saturday morning and then followed up with three victories in the later stages to secure a semi-final match up against College du Leman. The boys gave their all but eventually lost out on a place in the final losing 35-30.

Not to be disheartened, the team made sure they finished on the podium by securing a 3rd place finish by beating the International school of Lausanne. 

After turning several heads and gaining a good reputation, the boys organised their first Varsity Basketball friendly match against their opposition opponents from the semi-final, College du Leman. 

The squad turned out in their brand new uniforms and were determined to make amends for their defeat last time out. 

In a close fought match, the boys came out on top eventually winning 42-40. 

With momentum building and confidence brewing, the boys are looking forward to a bright 2018!

By Matt Clark
Sports coach
mclark(at)iil.ch

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