Prior's Field September 2018

Basketball victory for ACS Cobham girls in Bonn

Published Tuesday 13th of March 2018 04:56:29 PM

ACS Cobham's girls' basketball team reigned victorious at the recent International Schools Sports Tournament (ISST) held in Bonn, Germany. The basketball team played over twenty games this season prior to reaching the championship finals last weekend where they played students from across Europe including the American International School of Vienna; Munich International School; Bonn International School and the American School of London. The semi-final turned out to be a rematch with the American School of London, the only team this season to have beaten ACS Cobham's basketball team. During the final against Frankfurt International School, ACS Cobham led by 20 points at halftime only to see Frankfurt mount a furious comeback in the second half. However, the team regained its composure eventually winning 59-42 and securing a historic victory. In fact, this is the first time an ACS Cobham's girls' basketball team has secured the first place, gold medal. David Schuchter, ACS Cobham's Athletic Director and basketball coach, commented: "We're extremely proud of all 13 girls whose never-ending work-ethic, team work, perseverance and determination has resulted in this season's fantastic result. There was simply no stopping these young ladies from the moment they stepped on the court! The team are fantastic role models for the whole school." ACS Cobham students, Ekaterina Bukina, aged 16, and Laura Salo, aged 18, were also selected for the ISST All-tournament team, a special award for their skill and prowess throughout the championships. ACS Egham's boys' basketball team also claimed the gold medal for the sixth season in a row at in the boys' tournament held at the German School in Richmond-upon-Thames.
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