2019 Holiday Basketball Invitational
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Holiday Basketball Invitational

The TAS varsity boys and girls basketball teams each reached their respective championship games at the 2019 Holiday Basketball Invitational at TAS and made the home crowd proud with second-place finishes over Thanksgiving break.

The girls team fell to the American School of Bangkok 61-32 in the finals after rolling through round-robin and into the finals with a 6-0 record that included a two-point victory over the imposing ASB squad and a 20-point victory over Singapore American School in a rematch of last year’s IASAS championship game. Sabrina C. (‘21) and Sarah J. (‘21) earned all-tournament honors for the Tigers. Sabrina reached the 1000-point milestone in the final game of round-robin play on Day 2. This was the fourth consecutive year that the Tigers had earned a spot in the finals in this highly competitive tournament.

The TAS boys emerged from round-robin play with the No. 3 seed and defeated defending IASAS champion SAS in the semifinals to earn a berth in the tournament’s championship game for the second time in three years. The Tigers battled the St. Mary’s Titans to overtime before eventually falling 67-60. All-tournament honors went to Wayne Lee (‘21) and Devan C. (‘21). Ethan H. (‘21) captured the 3-point shootout title.

The TAS community was happy to take on the tournament on a one-year basis from Hong Kong International school—which has hosted the tournament for 49 years—after the event was relocated due to the current situation in the Fragrant Harbour.