I am writing to inform you of the latest AMAZING progress of the SMMIS basketball team. Despite being one of the youngest teams in the league, we are currently undefeated. The latest win came yesterday in a road game against the Canadian Lakeside School 37-17. That puts the team at a perfect six wins and no losses with only one game remaining. What makes this feat even more remarkable is that the same basic group of kids had a losing record in the league last year. They have worked incredibly hard since then and it shows.
It is my hope that everyone can come to our final game on January 18 at SMMIS at 430 to witness history. If the basketball team wins, they will be the first undefeated league champions in SMMIS history! It will be a special occasion with a trophy presentation (definitely) and a banner unveiling (maybe). I want this game and this moment to feel different, special and most importantly ELECTRIC for the kids. Winning is hard. Winning every game is almost impossible. And if the kids manage it, they would be beyond thrilled to have all of your support.
If you can’t make it, I really do understand. We all work hard and sometimes our schedules don’t allow us much flexibility. FYI, most games take about an hour.
The season thus far:
November 20 BEAT Dover Court 13-6
November 23 CRUSHED East Coast Global Indian School 22-6
November 27 DEMOLISHED Queenstown Global Indian School 24-12
December 5 DESTROYED Australian International School 20-4
December 7 SMOKED UWC Dover 22-6
December 14 MANHANDLED Canadian Lakeside 37-17
SMMIS has outscored opponents 138-51 in six games. Also, everybody on the team has scored during the season!!!
The members of the team are: Ariel Fettman, Josh Mercadal, Danail Valov, Petro Layne, Asher Lewis, Niv Ben-Ari, Sol Patel, Leo Patel, Gabrielle Harrison, Jethro Feiler. If you see them, make sure to give a high five!