It was all silver and gold for FIS swimmers who competed in the SCIS High School Championships in Warsaw.
For a complete recap of that meet and more, read the Warrior Wrap Up below.
Varsity Girls – The Warriors played a close game with ASH on Friday night, with a lot of intensity and tough defense. ASH outrebounded the Warriors and hit some big shots down the stretch, which ended up being the difference in a game that was close throughout. Maike led the Warriors with 14 points, while Brooke added 6 points, and Ashley had 4 points.
Toward the end of the game on Friday night, Maike injured her finger and the Warriors played down yet another player on Saturday morning. It was a tough game for the Warriors, with several players being asked to play out of position. It was a good effort, but the Warriors had trouble scoring and were once again out-rebounded by the taller ASH team. Brooke led the Warriors in scoring with 9 points, and Ashley added 4 points to the effort. The Warriors now have a couple of weekends off due to Ski Break and they look forward to having most of their injured players back after the break for their final eight games of the season!
FIS 30 ASH 33; FIS 15 ASH 45
Varsity Boys – In weekend games here at FIS, the Warrior's opponent – American School of The Hague – came out strong, posing a challenge from the beginning. FIS bounced back in the second quarter and it was a three-point game at halftime. The boys finished with a strong 4th quarter, but it was not quite enough to win the game. FIS rebounded well and dominated the inside game. Unfortunately the outside shooting and penetration of ASH was too much. Top scorers for FIS were Tom with 23 points and Jordyn with 9.
Despite a strong first half during Saturday's game the Warriors struggled to sink baskets, shooting just 31% from the free throw line and being outscored by AHS 15-6 in the 3rd quarter. Although they fought to the finish, the Warriors just couldn't recover from the missed baskets and ASH ended up winning the game 53-36.
FIS 49 ASH 54; FIS 36 ASH 53
JV Girls – Friday's game was an intense and physical one for the Warriors, who played the American School of The Hague during weekend games. Despite not shooting well and giving up a number of turnovers, FIS rebounded well and were able to secure a victory nonetheless. Saturday's game was again an intense one and both teams played tight defense. The Warriors played a smarter game, sinking many of their shots and giving up only a few turnovers. At the half the score was 12-4, but ASH made a run during the third quarter, narrowing the Warrior's lead. FIS was able to regain composure, working to penetrate the key and break ASH's full-court press and ultimately winning the game 20-10. The Warriors did a great job in bringing a tight, physical game home against a skillful and strong ASH team.
FIS 21 ASH 17; FIS 20 ASH 10
JV Boys – The JV Boys competed against the American School of The Hague in two hard-fought games over the weekend. ASH's team was a talented one, and although FIS played well they couldn't find the means to secure a win in either game. Joey had two big games, scoring 11 on Friday and 10 on Saturday. Patrick and Mark also played well on Saturday.
FIS 34 ASH 44; FIS 30 ASH 42
MS Girls A Team – The MS Girls A Team found tough competition against the American School of The Hague in both games. Due to a high number of turnovers FIS could not overcome their early deficit. On Saturday the Warriors came out strong, staying with ASH through most of the 1st half. However, in the 3rd quarter things turned as ASH put on a full court press allowing them to quickly double their score. The Warriors fought hard until the end, but it was not enough for a victory.
FIS 17 ASH 30; FIS 25 ASH 42
MS Boys A Team - The MS Boys A Team traveled to The Hague over the weekend where they squared off against the ASH Trojans. Competition was intense and the Trojans were a good match up for the the Warriors. Despite early leads by the Warriors in both of the weekend's games, FIS lost 30-36 on Friday and 34-44 on Saturday. The Warriors played good defense and showed improvement in several areas.
FIS 30 ASH 36; FIS 34 ASH 44
MS Girls B – The B Girls basketball team had a victorious weekend in The Hague. Even though the Warriors played with a smaller basketball and the baskets were lowered to 8 feet, FIS came away with two wins. The girls played well together – passing the ball, shooting, and playing good defense. This B Team plays well together and are fun to watch!
FIS 36 ASH 16; FIS 44 ASH 23
Middle School Boys B – No report available.
Varsity/JV – Games were canceled due to poor field conditions.
The Warriors traveled to Poland over the weekend to compete in the SCIS High School Championships in Warsaw. It was an exciting competition with an extremely high standard of swimming. Johanna won three gold medals and a silver in the 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 100m backstroke, respectively. The Warriors also had a number of finalists who contributed points toward overall team trophies.
Going into the last relay race of the weekend, the FIS girls knew that they had a chance to clinch the overall 3rd place; they swam their hearts out. It was a nail-biting race that required an electronic timer to split the final placing; FIS was knocked into 4th place overall by 2/10 of a second – just 1 point shy of their goal. The Warrior's fourth-place finish was an excellent result and a huge improvement from their 12th-place position last year. And the icing on the cake was bringing home the Sportsmanship Trophy!