15 March 2013

CEESA HS Girls Basketball Tournament in Helsinki

Coaches Melissa Mitreski and Gary Young took ten girls to Helsinki to compete in the CEESA Blue Division girls' basketball tournament hosted by the International School of Helsinki (ISH). The trip was a wonderful adventure for the girls, who were hosted in pairs by five different families from ISH. Each game was competitive and hard fought, although we did not end up winning any of the games. The team gained valuable experience playing six games, including three on Friday. Only two of the ten had ever played before, so we were proud of the performance in spite of the scores. The team demonstrated good sportsmanship, getting along quite well with their opponents referee. We were treated to a national junior division boys basketball game which was very entertaining. The girls also had some free time to do some shopping, which is always an added bonus. We were grateful for the opportunity to compete.