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The Intense Showdown Between The B Team Dragons
The game started on 3:35 on The 12th of September in Saigon South International School High school gym. Due to the cancellation of the game with ABCIS, the September 12th game was turned into a co-ed scrimmage game between the boys and girls B teams. While this wasn’t the expected game, it still was an opportunity for both players and spectators to enjoy a game of basketball. Despite not being the main event, the game was not without excitement from both teams.
The first quarter of the game saw the boys take an early lead. The girls seemed a bit overwhelmed by the B team boys size and speed. Consequently, the Girl Dragons did not score.
During the second quarter, the boys extended their lead by 8 points. The game right then was intense and the B team girls managed to score their first points with a nice jump shot from Vanessa. During a short timeout in the second quarter, Claribel, one of the players said, “It’s really tiring running since the boys were faster than us, I was just panting the whole time but, this was hard and a fun experience.”
In the third quarter, Alexis scored a three-point shot which is any basket from a shot taken from outside the three-point line. After this small triumph she said, “I was just happy that I managed to score against the boys.” The score at the end of the 3rd quarter was 18 to 6 in favor of the boys.
The last quarter the girls didn’t score and Tessa, another player, said “I learned that defending is sometimes more important than offense.” Most of the players said it was a good experience and exhausting. The game ended at 4:30 and the final score was 20 to 6. Later, one of the assistant coaches, Miki said “The girls improved a lot and I think they work together really well.”
Even though the girls lost, it was a good experience for the girl’s B team. During ta post-game interview with Mehar, one of the players, said, “I felt really nervous, (because) they were all bigger than us but I gained confidence after playing. “I thought that for their first game played very well, they did a great job of putting together things that I taught”, the coach, Brian Benck said, “We have to keep working on our basic skills and getting better at those because that’s the job of a B team.”
Hardest Part about Journalism? Why?
〉The hardest part about Journalism was making my article more interesting and adding more things that happened during the basketball game. My article was okay but, it didn't really feel that exciting and like a basketball game article so I'll try to improve on that. During the game, I should have paid more attention to what was happening on the court so I can talk more about who was doing what.
What was your greatest achievement? Why?
〉My greatest achievement was getting nice quotes which helped me in making the article more meaningful I guess with them. In addition, I think I made a pretty okay clickbait title/interesting title.
What Will you work on in 2nd Quarter?
〉Something I have to work on is making my work more interesting and having more powerful adjectives. Also, I have to improve on linear equations and coordinate geometry.