The Anglican High School Basketball team suffered their first loss against the St. Joseph’s Convent at the Carenage Basketball Court on Jan 12th. Losing by a mere three points, AHS was restricted to their lowest total of the season in what turned out to be a hard fought match.
“We defeated ourselves. We didn’t have to lose that match but we let negative energy spread through the team and we ended up losing. ” Reba Mitchell – Senior Player
With a final score of 10 – 13 in favour of the SJC St. George, the Anglican High School moved to 2-1 in the 2017 Basketball Competition.
“I don’t think anyone can beat the team when they’re at their best. It’s not a boast so much as it is that I’m confident in their abilities. We lost that last match because they defeated themselves. That can’t happen next time.” – Mcsween
Their final match in this round of competition will be played against the girls of the Grenville Secondary School at the Carenage beginning at 3:00pm today Jan 25th.
Pictured: Reba Mitchell (Left), Daniela Gabriel(Middle), Alisha Scott (Right)
Wednesday Jan 11th 2017, the Anglican High School basketball team continued their opening charge through the 2017 Interschool Basketball Competition. The girls from tanteen faced off against the Wesley College, a team well known for its dominance in the Male Division. From the first toss up, Wesley College made it known that AHS was in for a fight and fight they did. After 40 grueling minutes, despite several bumps and a few spills the AHS powered through to a 30 – 6 win over the Wesley College.
We won but it was a hard match! They were playing agressive. We were a little timid at first but Mr. McSween pumped us up and we got the job done! – Reba (Senior player)
Speaking to the team after the match, they credited their victory to teamwork and it was evident on the court as Kerissa Thomas contined her solid form. In a game where previous standout Nikita Bowen struggled, Thomas stepped up leading the team into their second victory and claiming the Most Valuable Player award for the 2nd Match. Her efforts were matched with nigh impenetradle defensive work from the likes of Priness Abraham & Alisha Scott who continue to prove their value to the AHS team.
“Mr. McSween always says it. Teamwork! We have a job to do and we got out as a team and do it!” Alisha (Senior)
With two matches out of the way, the AHS Ballers look ahead to Monday’s showdown against the St. Joseph’s Convent St. George. This match up promises to be a heated contest as both teams have been producing strong performances thus far. Their match is scheduled for Monday Jan 16th at the Carenage Basketball Court.
The Anglican High School Basketball Team jumpstarted the 2017 Basketball season by handing out a crushing defeat to JW Fletcher Memorial Secondary on Monday January 9th 2017. Supported by standout performances from Princess Abraham, Kerissa Thomas and Alischa Scott, first game MVP Nikita Bowen led Team AHS to a 37 – 03 victory over JWF. Bowen amassed a total of 19 points, accounting for more than half of the AHS total.
“We did well against JW but I think we could have done better. We could have scored more. I think we could do with some more fitness training but I’m ready for Wesley College on Wednesday.” Alischa Scott, senior player
The first round win comes as no surprise to Coach and Physical Education Teacher Edmund McSween who led to team to the finals of the annual competition on two separate occasions in recent years. “Our opponents were a pretty young team so I’m not surprised but there’s more work to be done. Our match against Wesley College should have similar results.” McSween.
The Anglican High School Basketball Team looks to follow in the footsteps of the Netball Teams who clinched both the Junior and Senior Division Championships last December. Their next match up is on Wednesday Jan 11th against the Wesley College.