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.