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MAC Basketball Tournament

On Friday 20th January 2023, Brookes Moscow hosted and competed in the U19 MAC Basketball Competition. The Moscow Athletic Conference (MAC) is a group of sports representatives from international schools in Moscow who organise and facilitate athletic competitions between the schools. On Friday we welcomed three other schools to Brookes to compete – Letovo, British International School (BIS), Новая Школа and our own Gryphons made up the four teams in the competition.

 

Our Gryphons were looking to progress their play forward after the Abu Dhabi tournament and started brilliantly with a 40-5 victory over BIS in their first game. The Gryphons continued to find their rhythm in their second game which saw them land a 30-23 victory over Letovo and qualify for their first ever final. The final played in front of a packed bleachers full of students, teachers and families was a special occasion for anyone involved with the Gryphons. It was a noise and an atmosphere that we will not soon forget.

 

The first two quarters of the final were close, Новая Школа pulled ahead but the Gryphons would not give in and continued to close the lead. In the third quarter Новая Школа showed their class and out scored the Gryphons considerably. We rallied really well in the final quarter but the rightful victors on the day on a score line of 42-14 were Новая Школа, who showed some excellent tactical play and all round refined Basketball skills to win the trophy. Congratulations to Новая Школа on a wonderful victory in the tournament. Thank you very much to BIS and Letovo for their excellent sportsmanship and contributions to the tournament.

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