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US ATHLETICS

vs.
ISB
Win 77-66

Behind a strong defensive effort and with contributions from all 12 players on the roster, the Varsity Boys Basketball team battled to a 3-0 record in the IASAS Exchange.

In Friday's game against ISKL, the Tigers jumped out to an early lead behind their full-court press. With the relentless ball pressure creating offensive opportunities, the boys took a 29-15 lead after the first quarter, stretched it to 54-25 at the half, and never looked back. Martin L. ('19) led the team with 21 points and four steals in the 90-51 victory. Andrew Cha. ('19) ran the offense and finished with 13 points, while Andrew Ch. ('19) constantly harassed the opposing PG to lead the defensive effort. Ethan H. ('21) and Miles H. ('22) had breakout games offensively with 10 points apiece, while Abe P. ('20) chipped in six points. Lucien C. ('19) anchored the post game with nine points and eight rebounds, while Curtis H. ('19) blocked three shots. Michael W. ('21) and Ambrose K. ('19) provided a much-needed defensive spark off the bench.

In Saturday's morning matchup, the Tigers fell behind early against defending IASAS silver medalists ISM, but battled back to tie the game at the half, pulled ahead for good in the third quarter, and held on for a 64-63 victory. Martin L. again led all scorers with 24 points, six rebounds, and four steals, while Andrew Cha. finished with 14 points and five assists. Lucien C. had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Andrew Ch. again dominated defensively before leaving in the second half with an injury. The victory was a great team effort, including an excellent defensive stand with a three point lead and 30 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

The Tigers then faced defending IASAS champion ISB in the weekend finale Saturday afternoon. Both teams entered 2-0 on the weekend, and the game was as advertised, with eight lead changes. The Tigers took an early lead, only to fall behind by six at the half. A 29-11 third quarter gave the team a lead going to the fourth, and they withstood a number of challenges from ISB to close out the 77-66 victory. It was a war of attrition, with both teams missing key starters due to injury and losing other players to injury and foul trouble throughout. A number of bench players stepped up in key roles for the Tigers, including Jonathan H. ('19), who played stifling defense and finished with three steals while also being a steadying force on the offensive end. Michael W. played excellent defense against ISB's top ball-handler and also hit a pair of key fourth quarter shots to end up with 10 points and two steals. Miles H. had four points and four rebounds, including a key jumper late in the game, and Ambrose K. hit a gigantic three-pointer in the fourth quarter. Martin L. again led all scorers with 29 points, while also snagging five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Andrew Cha. ran the offense once again, leading the way with six assists and five steals to go along with five points, and Wayne L. ('21) played key minutes while chipping in seven points. Lucien C. also came up big with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

In the ISB game, as with the whole weekend, the key was the defensive effort. While it wasn't pretty at times, and the Tigers have a lot of work to do, especially with box outs and defensive positioning, they are off to an exciting 5-0 start to the season. The team travels to Hong Kong next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday Tournament, looking to improve on last year's second place finish.

vs.
ISM
Win 64-63

Behind a strong defensive effort and with contributions from all 12 players on the roster, the Varsity Boys Basketball team battled to a 3-0 record in the IASAS Exchange.

In Friday's game against ISKL, the Tigers jumped out to an early lead behind their full-court press. With the relentless ball pressure creating offensive opportunities, the boys took a 29-15 lead after the first quarter, stretched it to 54-25 at the half, and never looked back. Martin L. ('19) led the team with 21 points and four steals in the 90-51 victory. Andrew Cha. ('19) ran the offense and finished with 13 points, while Andrew Ch. ('19) constantly harassed the opposing PG to lead the defensive effort. Ethan H. ('21) and Miles H. ('22) had breakout games offensively with 10 points apiece, while Abe P. ('20) chipped in six points. Lucien C. ('19) anchored the post game with nine points and eight rebounds, while Curtis H. ('19) blocked three shots. Michael W. ('21) and Ambrose K. ('19) provided a much-needed defensive spark off the bench.

In Saturday's morning matchup, the Tigers fell behind early against defending IASAS silver medalists ISM, but battled back to tie the game at the half, pulled ahead for good in the third quarter, and held on for a 64-63 victory. Martin L. again led all scorers with 24 points, six rebounds, and four steals, while Andrew Cha. finished with 14 points and five assists. Lucien C. had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Andrew Ch. again dominated defensively before leaving in the second half with an injury. The victory was a great team effort, including an excellent defensive stand with a three point lead and 30 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

The Tigers then faced defending IASAS champion ISB in the weekend finale Saturday afternoon. Both teams entered 2-0 on the weekend, and the game was as advertised, with eight lead changes. The Tigers took an early lead, only to fall behind by six at the half. A 29-11 third quarter gave the team a lead going to the fourth, and they withstood a number of challenges from ISB to close out the 77-66 victory. It was a war of attrition, with both teams missing key starters due to injury and losing other players to injury and foul trouble throughout. A number of bench players stepped up in key roles for the Tigers, including Jonathan H. ('19), who played stifling defense and finished with three steals while also being a steadying force on the offensive end. Michael W. played excellent defense against ISB's top ball-handler and also hit a pair of key fourth quarter shots to end up with 10 points and two steals. Miles H. had four points and four rebounds, including a key jumper late in the game, and Ambrose K. hit a gigantic three-pointer in the fourth quarter. Martin L. again led all scorers with 29 points, while also snagging five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Andrew Cha. ran the offense once again, leading the way with six assists and five steals to go along with five points, and Wayne L. ('21) played key minutes while chipping in seven points. Lucien C. also came up big with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

In the ISB game, as with the whole weekend, the key was the defensive effort. While it wasn't pretty at times, and the Tigers have a lot of work to do, especially with box outs and defensive positioning, they are off to an exciting 5-0 start to the season. The team travels to Hong Kong next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday Tournament, looking to improve on last year's second place finish.

vs.
ISKL
Win 90-51

Behind a strong defensive effort and with contributions from all 12 players on the roster, the Varsity Boys Basketball team battled to a 3-0 record in the IASAS Exchange.

In Friday's game against ISKL, the Tigers jumped out to an early lead behind their full-court press. With the relentless ball pressure creating offensive opportunities, the boys took a 29-15 lead after the first quarter, stretched it to 54-25 at the half, and never looked back. Martin L. ('19) led the team with 21 points and four steals in the 90-51 victory. Andrew Cha. ('19) ran the offense and finished with 13 points, while Andrew Ch. ('19) constantly harassed the opposing PG to lead the defensive effort. Ethan H. ('21) and Miles H. ('22) had breakout games offensively with 10 points apiece, while Abe P. ('20) chipped in six points. Lucien C. ('19) anchored the post game with nine points and eight rebounds, while Curtis H. ('19) blocked three shots. Michael W. ('21) and Ambrose K. ('19) provided a much-needed defensive spark off the bench.

In Saturday's morning matchup, the Tigers fell behind early against defending IASAS silver medalists ISM, but battled back to tie the game at the half, pulled ahead for good in the third quarter, and held on for a 64-63 victory. Martin L. again led all scorers with 24 points, six rebounds, and four steals, while Andrew Cha. finished with 14 points and five assists. Lucien C. had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Andrew Ch. again dominated defensively before leaving in the second half with an injury. The victory was a great team effort, including an excellent defensive stand with a three point lead and 30 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

The Tigers then faced defending IASAS champion ISB in the weekend finale Saturday afternoon. Both teams entered 2-0 on the weekend, and the game was as advertised, with eight lead changes. The Tigers took an early lead, only to fall behind by six at the half. A 29-11 third quarter gave the team a lead going to the fourth, and they withstood a number of challenges from ISB to close out the 77-66 victory. It was a war of attrition, with both teams missing key starters due to injury and losing other players to injury and foul trouble throughout. A number of bench players stepped up in key roles for the Tigers, including Jonathan H. ('19), who played stifling defense and finished with three steals while also being a steadying force on the offensive end. Michael W. played excellent defense against ISB's top ball-handler and also hit a pair of key fourth quarter shots to end up with 10 points and two steals. Miles H. had four points and four rebounds, including a key jumper late in the game, and Ambrose K. hit a gigantic three-pointer in the fourth quarter. Martin L. again led all scorers with 29 points, while also snagging five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Andrew Cha. ran the offense once again, leading the way with six assists and five steals to go along with five points, and Wayne L. ('21) played key minutes while chipping in seven points. Lucien C. also came up big with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

In the ISB game, as with the whole weekend, the key was the defensive effort. While it wasn't pretty at times, and the Tigers have a lot of work to do, especially with box outs and defensive positioning, they are off to an exciting 5-0 start to the season. The team travels to Hong Kong next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday Tournament, looking to improve on last year's second place finish.

vs.
Muzha Vocational High School
Win 81-53

The varsity boys again started off hot on Tuesday on both ends of the court, taking a 23-9 lead after the first quarter and never looking back, moving to 2-0 on the season with an 81-53 defeat of Muzha Vocational High School. The key again was suffocating man-to-man defense, spearheaded by top defender Andrew Ch. ('19) and his new defensive wing-man, Martin L. ('19). Their defense also translated into easy buckets on the offensive end, as Andrew finished with 14 points to go along with his five steals, and Martin led the team with 25 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Wayne L. ('21) also finished in double-digits with 12 points and seven rebounds, as well as a perhaps career-low one foul. Andrew Cha. ('19) ran the offense much of the game, finishing with five assists, while Curtis H. ('19), Lucien C. ('19), and Jonathan H. ('19) battled inside to limit Muzha to only five offensive rebounds. Ethan H. ('21) finished with seven points and six rebounds while also stepping up to play point guard for most of the fourth quarter. Ambrose K. ('19) had likely his best defensive game, including great denial defense and an impressive four steals. Michael W. ('21) and Abe P. ('20) also contributed to the defensive effort, and Michael finished with six points and three steals. The Tigers' offense remains a work in progress, as they shot 44% from the floor despite having excellent shot selection, and finished only 11/22 from the FT line--a number they know they need to improve on going forward. The team is back in action on Friday at 5:30 pm v. ISKL, and then again on Saturday at 10:30 am v. ISM and 3:00 pm v. ISB as we host the IASAS Basketball Exchange here at TAS. Come out and support the Tigers!

vs.
SB Touch
Loss 5-9

The varsity girls touch coaches decided to put the girls into different positions for most of the weekend's games. The idea was to have them understand all positions on the field. The move paid off. The first period of each game was chaotic while the girls tried to find their groove. As the games continued, the girls became more confident in their own play and more importantly learned to trust each other on the field. They tried out different moves and worked well to implement the new defensive strategy. Communication on the field is improving and they ran good lines and scored well from set moves. Returners Maggie L. (‘19), Jesse W. (‘20), Charlotte L. (‘20) and Chloe M. (‘20) dominated the try scoring for the Tigers. Rookies Kiki W. (‘21), Natalie L. (‘22) and Kaitlyn H. (‘22) are proving to be excellent additions to the team.

vs.
Midas Touch
Loss 3-9

The varsity girls touch coaches decided to put the girls into different positions for most of the weekend's games. The idea was to have them understand all positions on the field. The move paid off. The first period of each game was chaotic while the girls tried to find their groove. As the games continued, the girls became more confident in their own play and more importantly learned to trust each other on the field. They tried out different moves and worked well to implement the new defensive strategy. Communication on the field is improving and they ran good lines and scored well from set moves. Returners Maggie L. (‘19), Jesse W. (‘20), Charlotte L. (‘20) and Chloe M. (‘20) dominated the try scoring for the Tigers. Rookies Kiki W. (‘21), Natalie L. (‘22) and Kaitlyn H. (‘22) are proving to be excellent additions to the team.

vs.
National Chengchi University
Loss 2-3

The TAS varsity boys tennis team opened their season on Saturday morning against a very well-trained and consistent team of players from Chengchi University. With only two on-court training sessions under their belt in the lead-up to this match, the TAS doubles combos improvised well in an effort to synchronize their attack and movement around the court. Despite a lot of hustle and numerous highly entertaining and fast-paced points, the doubles teams from Chengchi University proved too strong. No. 1 singles player Sean H. ('20) picked up the start of this season exactly where he left the end of last season with a dominant display of power, versatility and control in all aspects of his game. Sean never looked troubled as he made light work of Chengchi University's top player 8-1. The match of the day came in No. 2 singles. For much of the match, both players battled it out from the baseline with William C. ('21) consistently moving his opponent from one side of the court to the next until he was able to force an error. William asserted his dominance of the match taking a 6-3 lead and looked ready to run away with it before his opponent wrested back control to win four games in a row and go up 7-6. Despite a tense final game, William held his serve to force a tiebreaker. He quickly found himself up 6-1 in the tiebreaker only once again to watch his opponent start to peg back his lead. Ultimately, William held his nerve, kept faith in his ability to make big shots from the baseline and overcame his opponent 7-4 in the tiebreaker. Whilst not every player enjoyed a victory on Saturday, the team heads to ISKL at the end of the week with a lot of enthusiasm and confidence in our potential this season.

#1 Singles: Sean H ('20) W, 8-1

#2 Singles: William C ('21) W, 8-7 (7-4)

#3 Singles: Kaden C ('19) L, 1-8

#1 Doubles: Andrew C ('19) and Aaron S ('21) L, 4-8

#2 Doubles: Justin L ('19) and Tsuyoshi M ('21) L, 3-8


MS ATHLETICS

Blue 1 vs Taoyuan Junior High
Win 42-20

The Grade 7 & 8 Blue 1 boys basketball team easily won its first game of the season. The team has been working on transition offense during practice and it definitely showed during the game as the majority of points scored were from transition. Evan L. (‘23) led all scorers with 10 points followed closely behind by Justin L. (‘24) with eight points. The majority of the players (eight of 11) made a contribution to the scoring. The team is currently looking forward to the next game and the opportunity to improve.

vs.
Girls Touch - JV
Loss 1-7

The Grade 7 & 8 Blue and Gold touch teams played in a three-way competition with JV. Blue drew the first game against JV 0-0 and lost the second game, and won both games against Gold. Gold lost both games against JV. Both teams were challenged to keep as many sets of six as they could, demonstrating their ability to maintain control of the ball and keeping possession. It was a very exciting first game day for both teams as they showed great skills and energy.

vs.
Hanyin Senior High
Loss 15-75

In their first match of the season vs. some experienced opposition, the TAS Grade 7 & 8 boys put forth a spirited performance from beginning to end, despite the lopsided scoreline. As the game wore on, the TAS boys were better able to maintain possession of the ball, and improved their tackle completion percentage during each period of play.

Ironman Quadathlon
Other

Well done to those that competed today in the Ironman Quadathlon. All participants swam 50m of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Times for each event were added together with the cumulative total time for all four events ranked. Well done to Max J. ('23) and Chloe L. ('23) who won the overall quadathlon for boys and girls, respectively.

Top Finishers:

Girls

Chloe L. (‘23): 2:29.96

Amelie N. (‘23): 2:33.58

Kylie T. (‘23): 2:35.36

Boys

Max J. (‘23): 2:27.42

Alex C. (‘23): 2:40.16

Brian C. (‘23): 2:44.75


Ironman Quadathlon
Other
Well done to those that competed today in the Ironman Quadathlon. All participants swam 50m of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Times for each event were added together with the cumulative total time for all four events ranked. Well done to Max J. ('23) and Chloe L. ('23) who won the overall quadathlon for boys and girls, respectively.

Top Finishers:

Girls

Chloe L. (‘23): 2:29.96

Amelie N. (‘23): 2:33.58

Kylie T. (‘23): 2:35.36

Boys

Max J. (‘23): 2:27.42

Alex C. (‘23): 2:40.16

Brian C. (‘23): 2:44.75


US ATHLETICS

Basketball

vs.
ISB
Win 77-66

Behind a strong defensive effort and with contributions from all 12 players on the roster, the Varsity Boys Basketball team battled to a 3-0 record in the IASAS Exchange.

In Friday's game against ISKL, the Tigers jumped out to an early lead behind their full-court press. With the relentless ball pressure creating offensive opportunities, the boys took a 29-15 lead after the first quarter, stretched it to 54-25 at the half, and never looked back. Martin L. ('19) led the team with 21 points and four steals in the 90-51 victory. Andrew Cha. ('19) ran the offense and finished with 13 points, while Andrew Ch. ('19) constantly harassed the opposing PG to lead the defensive effort. Ethan H. ('21) and Miles H. ('22) had breakout games offensively with 10 points apiece, while Abe P. ('20) chipped in six points. Lucien C. ('19) anchored the post game with nine points and eight rebounds, while Curtis H. ('19) blocked three shots. Michael W. ('21) and Ambrose K. ('19) provided a much-needed defensive spark off the bench.

In Saturday's morning matchup, the Tigers fell behind early against defending IASAS silver medalists ISM, but battled back to tie the game at the half, pulled ahead for good in the third quarter, and held on for a 64-63 victory. Martin L. again led all scorers with 24 points, six rebounds, and four steals, while Andrew Cha. finished with 14 points and five assists. Lucien C. had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Andrew Ch. again dominated defensively before leaving in the second half with an injury. The victory was a great team effort, including an excellent defensive stand with a three point lead and 30 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

The Tigers then faced defending IASAS champion ISB in the weekend finale Saturday afternoon. Both teams entered 2-0 on the weekend, and the game was as advertised, with eight lead changes. The Tigers took an early lead, only to fall behind by six at the half. A 29-11 third quarter gave the team a lead going to the fourth, and they withstood a number of challenges from ISB to close out the 77-66 victory. It was a war of attrition, with both teams missing key starters due to injury and losing other players to injury and foul trouble throughout. A number of bench players stepped up in key roles for the Tigers, including Jonathan H. ('19), who played stifling defense and finished with three steals while also being a steadying force on the offensive end. Michael W. played excellent defense against ISB's top ball-handler and also hit a pair of key fourth quarter shots to end up with 10 points and two steals. Miles H. had four points and four rebounds, including a key jumper late in the game, and Ambrose K. hit a gigantic three-pointer in the fourth quarter. Martin L. again led all scorers with 29 points, while also snagging five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Andrew Cha. ran the offense once again, leading the way with six assists and five steals to go along with five points, and Wayne L. ('21) played key minutes while chipping in seven points. Lucien C. also came up big with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

In the ISB game, as with the whole weekend, the key was the defensive effort. While it wasn't pretty at times, and the Tigers have a lot of work to do, especially with box outs and defensive positioning, they are off to an exciting 5-0 start to the season. The team travels to Hong Kong next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday Tournament, looking to improve on last year's second place finish.

vs.
ISM
Win 64-63

Behind a strong defensive effort and with contributions from all 12 players on the roster, the Varsity Boys Basketball team battled to a 3-0 record in the IASAS Exchange.

In Friday's game against ISKL, the Tigers jumped out to an early lead behind their full-court press. With the relentless ball pressure creating offensive opportunities, the boys took a 29-15 lead after the first quarter, stretched it to 54-25 at the half, and never looked back. Martin L. ('19) led the team with 21 points and four steals in the 90-51 victory. Andrew Cha. ('19) ran the offense and finished with 13 points, while Andrew Ch. ('19) constantly harassed the opposing PG to lead the defensive effort. Ethan H. ('21) and Miles H. ('22) had breakout games offensively with 10 points apiece, while Abe P. ('20) chipped in six points. Lucien C. ('19) anchored the post game with nine points and eight rebounds, while Curtis H. ('19) blocked three shots. Michael W. ('21) and Ambrose K. ('19) provided a much-needed defensive spark off the bench.

In Saturday's morning matchup, the Tigers fell behind early against defending IASAS silver medalists ISM, but battled back to tie the game at the half, pulled ahead for good in the third quarter, and held on for a 64-63 victory. Martin L. again led all scorers with 24 points, six rebounds, and four steals, while Andrew Cha. finished with 14 points and five assists. Lucien C. had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Andrew Ch. again dominated defensively before leaving in the second half with an injury. The victory was a great team effort, including an excellent defensive stand with a three point lead and 30 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

The Tigers then faced defending IASAS champion ISB in the weekend finale Saturday afternoon. Both teams entered 2-0 on the weekend, and the game was as advertised, with eight lead changes. The Tigers took an early lead, only to fall behind by six at the half. A 29-11 third quarter gave the team a lead going to the fourth, and they withstood a number of challenges from ISB to close out the 77-66 victory. It was a war of attrition, with both teams missing key starters due to injury and losing other players to injury and foul trouble throughout. A number of bench players stepped up in key roles for the Tigers, including Jonathan H. ('19), who played stifling defense and finished with three steals while also being a steadying force on the offensive end. Michael W. played excellent defense against ISB's top ball-handler and also hit a pair of key fourth quarter shots to end up with 10 points and two steals. Miles H. had four points and four rebounds, including a key jumper late in the game, and Ambrose K. hit a gigantic three-pointer in the fourth quarter. Martin L. again led all scorers with 29 points, while also snagging five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Andrew Cha. ran the offense once again, leading the way with six assists and five steals to go along with five points, and Wayne L. ('21) played key minutes while chipping in seven points. Lucien C. also came up big with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

In the ISB game, as with the whole weekend, the key was the defensive effort. While it wasn't pretty at times, and the Tigers have a lot of work to do, especially with box outs and defensive positioning, they are off to an exciting 5-0 start to the season. The team travels to Hong Kong next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday Tournament, looking to improve on last year's second place finish.

vs.
ISKL
Win 90-51

Behind a strong defensive effort and with contributions from all 12 players on the roster, the Varsity Boys Basketball team battled to a 3-0 record in the IASAS Exchange.

In Friday's game against ISKL, the Tigers jumped out to an early lead behind their full-court press. With the relentless ball pressure creating offensive opportunities, the boys took a 29-15 lead after the first quarter, stretched it to 54-25 at the half, and never looked back. Martin L. ('19) led the team with 21 points and four steals in the 90-51 victory. Andrew Cha. ('19) ran the offense and finished with 13 points, while Andrew Ch. ('19) constantly harassed the opposing PG to lead the defensive effort. Ethan H. ('21) and Miles H. ('22) had breakout games offensively with 10 points apiece, while Abe P. ('20) chipped in six points. Lucien C. ('19) anchored the post game with nine points and eight rebounds, while Curtis H. ('19) blocked three shots. Michael W. ('21) and Ambrose K. ('19) provided a much-needed defensive spark off the bench.

In Saturday's morning matchup, the Tigers fell behind early against defending IASAS silver medalists ISM, but battled back to tie the game at the half, pulled ahead for good in the third quarter, and held on for a 64-63 victory. Martin L. again led all scorers with 24 points, six rebounds, and four steals, while Andrew Cha. finished with 14 points and five assists. Lucien C. had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Andrew Ch. again dominated defensively before leaving in the second half with an injury. The victory was a great team effort, including an excellent defensive stand with a three point lead and 30 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

The Tigers then faced defending IASAS champion ISB in the weekend finale Saturday afternoon. Both teams entered 2-0 on the weekend, and the game was as advertised, with eight lead changes. The Tigers took an early lead, only to fall behind by six at the half. A 29-11 third quarter gave the team a lead going to the fourth, and they withstood a number of challenges from ISB to close out the 77-66 victory. It was a war of attrition, with both teams missing key starters due to injury and losing other players to injury and foul trouble throughout. A number of bench players stepped up in key roles for the Tigers, including Jonathan H. ('19), who played stifling defense and finished with three steals while also being a steadying force on the offensive end. Michael W. played excellent defense against ISB's top ball-handler and also hit a pair of key fourth quarter shots to end up with 10 points and two steals. Miles H. had four points and four rebounds, including a key jumper late in the game, and Ambrose K. hit a gigantic three-pointer in the fourth quarter. Martin L. again led all scorers with 29 points, while also snagging five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Andrew Cha. ran the offense once again, leading the way with six assists and five steals to go along with five points, and Wayne L. ('21) played key minutes while chipping in seven points. Lucien C. also came up big with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

In the ISB game, as with the whole weekend, the key was the defensive effort. While it wasn't pretty at times, and the Tigers have a lot of work to do, especially with box outs and defensive positioning, they are off to an exciting 5-0 start to the season. The team travels to Hong Kong next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday Tournament, looking to improve on last year's second place finish.

vs.
Muzha Vocational High School
Win 81-53

The varsity boys again started off hot on Tuesday on both ends of the court, taking a 23-9 lead after the first quarter and never looking back, moving to 2-0 on the season with an 81-53 defeat of Muzha Vocational High School. The key again was suffocating man-to-man defense, spearheaded by top defender Andrew Ch. ('19) and his new defensive wing-man, Martin L. ('19). Their defense also translated into easy buckets on the offensive end, as Andrew finished with 14 points to go along with his five steals, and Martin led the team with 25 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Wayne L. ('21) also finished in double-digits with 12 points and seven rebounds, as well as a perhaps career-low one foul. Andrew Cha. ('19) ran the offense much of the game, finishing with five assists, while Curtis H. ('19), Lucien C. ('19), and Jonathan H. ('19) battled inside to limit Muzha to only five offensive rebounds. Ethan H. ('21) finished with seven points and six rebounds while also stepping up to play point guard for most of the fourth quarter. Ambrose K. ('19) had likely his best defensive game, including great denial defense and an impressive four steals. Michael W. ('21) and Abe P. ('20) also contributed to the defensive effort, and Michael finished with six points and three steals. The Tigers' offense remains a work in progress, as they shot 44% from the floor despite having excellent shot selection, and finished only 11/22 from the FT line--a number they know they need to improve on going forward. The team is back in action on Friday at 5:30 pm v. ISKL, and then again on Saturday at 10:30 am v. ISM and 3:00 pm v. ISB as we host the IASAS Basketball Exchange here at TAS. Come out and support the Tigers!

Rugby

Swimming

Tennis

vs.
National Chengchi University
Loss 2-3

The TAS varsity boys tennis team opened their season on Saturday morning against a very well-trained and consistent team of players from Chengchi University. With only two on-court training sessions under their belt in the lead-up to this match, the TAS doubles combos improvised well in an effort to synchronize their attack and movement around the court. Despite a lot of hustle and numerous highly entertaining and fast-paced points, the doubles teams from Chengchi University proved too strong. No. 1 singles player Sean H. ('20) picked up the start of this season exactly where he left the end of last season with a dominant display of power, versatility and control in all aspects of his game. Sean never looked troubled as he made light work of Chengchi University's top player 8-1. The match of the day came in No. 2 singles. For much of the match, both players battled it out from the baseline with William C. ('21) consistently moving his opponent from one side of the court to the next until he was able to force an error. William asserted his dominance of the match taking a 6-3 lead and looked ready to run away with it before his opponent wrested back control to win four games in a row and go up 7-6. Despite a tense final game, William held his serve to force a tiebreaker. He quickly found himself up 6-1 in the tiebreaker only once again to watch his opponent start to peg back his lead. Ultimately, William held his nerve, kept faith in his ability to make big shots from the baseline and overcame his opponent 7-4 in the tiebreaker. Whilst not every player enjoyed a victory on Saturday, the team heads to ISKL at the end of the week with a lot of enthusiasm and confidence in our potential this season.

#1 Singles: Sean H ('20) W, 8-1

#2 Singles: William C ('21) W, 8-7 (7-4)

#3 Singles: Kaden C ('19) L, 1-8

#1 Doubles: Andrew C ('19) and Aaron S ('21) L, 4-8

#2 Doubles: Justin L ('19) and Tsuyoshi M ('21) L, 3-8


Touch

vs.
SB Touch
Loss 5-9

The varsity girls touch coaches decided to put the girls into different positions for most of the weekend's games. The idea was to have them understand all positions on the field. The move paid off. The first period of each game was chaotic while the girls tried to find their groove. As the games continued, the girls became more confident in their own play and more importantly learned to trust each other on the field. They tried out different moves and worked well to implement the new defensive strategy. Communication on the field is improving and they ran good lines and scored well from set moves. Returners Maggie L. (‘19), Jesse W. (‘20), Charlotte L. (‘20) and Chloe M. (‘20) dominated the try scoring for the Tigers. Rookies Kiki W. (‘21), Natalie L. (‘22) and Kaitlyn H. (‘22) are proving to be excellent additions to the team.

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Midas Touch
Loss 3-9

The varsity girls touch coaches decided to put the girls into different positions for most of the weekend's games. The idea was to have them understand all positions on the field. The move paid off. The first period of each game was chaotic while the girls tried to find their groove. As the games continued, the girls became more confident in their own play and more importantly learned to trust each other on the field. They tried out different moves and worked well to implement the new defensive strategy. Communication on the field is improving and they ran good lines and scored well from set moves. Returners Maggie L. (‘19), Jesse W. (‘20), Charlotte L. (‘20) and Chloe M. (‘20) dominated the try scoring for the Tigers. Rookies Kiki W. (‘21), Natalie L. (‘22) and Kaitlyn H. (‘22) are proving to be excellent additions to the team.

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