Posts Tagged ‘Basketball’
May 18, 2012.
Basketball Boys win the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE against strong rivals Anderson JC!
Congratulations! Here are the scores~
Overall Score: 66-53 – 15-13, 30-28, 46-42, 66-53
But the scores definitely do not reflect the action, drama and effort that went down at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall! Read on to find out more!
The match is split into 4 quarters of 10 minutes each, in between which there is a 1 break or 4 minute intermission at half time.
1 point—when goal scored is from free throw. Free throws are awarded to a team according to some formats involving the number of fouls committed in a half and/or the type of foul committed. Fouling a shooter always results in two or three free throws being awarded the shooter, depending upon where he was when he shot. If he was beyond the three-point line, then he gets three shots.
Offense: The team with the ball
Defense: The team without the ball. They try to steal the ball, contest shots, steal and deflect passes, and garner rebounds.
Our Basketball Team
♯4 – Peter Soo
♯2 – Austin Cooper
♯6 – David Soo
♯7 – Chee Khan Liang
♯8 – Bala Tan Jun Wei
♯9 – Ang Shi He
♯10 – Raymond Loo (VC)
♯11—Lee Lai Sheng (C)
♯12 – Rolu Oyekami (C)
♯13 – Cheong Rong Hao (VC)
♯14 – Shawn Tan Kai
♯15 – Alvin Chun
The tension in the air was palpable, as our boys reveled in the atmosphere before heading down to the court to face the tough battle ahead. After a brief introduction of players and a rallying “Hwa Chong Whooosh!” cheer, the boys were ready for the much-anticipated match. Let the game begin!
First Quarter (15-13)
Our boys started the match flying, almost immediately shooting the first basket of the game and leaving the AJC team flustered. Impressive game-play, and far, accurate passes led us on a winning streak to leave the game at 4-1 to us. Knowing what they were up against, AJC stepped up their game and fought back hard, resulting in a spectacular scrabble for the ball in which players from both teams wrestled for the ball on the ground. However, this led to AJC being awarded 2 free throws for fouls during the scuffle, bring the score back up 4-3 with us still in the lead. Even so, armed with lightning quick reflexes, our bball boys thundered through the game, bringing the score to 3-11. Our boys made it look so easy, AJC was of no match! But AJC soon started raking in the points from free throws, and their momentum carried them on to score impressive 3-pointers amongst other well-played balls. Even though Hwa Chong fought back hard, the first quarter ended 13-15 to AJC.
Second Quarter (28-30)
Not willing to take AJC being in the lead, our boys displayed true blue Hwa Chong spirit and fought on hard, but AJC players’ overhead passes and quick darts between weak links of defense allowed them to continue riding their wave of continuous shots to a score of 15-24. Then after stealing the ball from the rebound, #7, Khan Liang finally breaks our dry spell with a spectacular goal, and we get closer to equalizing with a score of 17-24! AJC started to get nervous, especially after a ball thrown over more than half the court is caught by #8, Bala, who then sinks in a stunning shot even though an opponent fouled him during his attempt! Free throws by Bala then brought the score back up to 26-26. We were even! Our boys were on a roll, and sneaky lay-ups and a shot by #12, Rolu let us end the 2nd quarter 30-28 ((:
Third Quarter (46-42)
AJC started off this quarter with 2 consecutive shots to lead 30-32, but their hopes were quickly dashed by a 3-pointer by #10, Raymond that saw our score leap up to 33-32. But the audiences were kept on tenterhooks as AJC caught up again with a free throw. Probably cheered on by the enthralled and supportive audience, the HC team climbs back up 40-36 when #4, Peter, breaks away from his defenders and goes in for a shot, and #6, David, gets another 2 points for the team with his accurate free throws. The close fight between AJC and HCI continued, as each team alternately sunk shots. With time nearly up, free throws and surprise lay ups put AJC in the lead 41-42. But our players were not done yet and the game heated up, with a mad dash followed by yet another frantic scrabble on the ground for the ball that ended with #11, Lai Sheng clutching his leg in pain and leaving the coach little choice but to sub him out. Determined to fight on for their injured teammate, our bball boys steeled their resolve, which did not go by unpaid. Just before the 3rd quarter ended, our boys sink in another 2 goals to leave us comfortably in the lead at 46-42!! One more quarter till it all ends!
Last Quarter (66-53)
The boys knew that this last 10 minutes were one of the most crucial 10 minutes of their life. And they played it brilliantly. #6, David, scores yet another goal with a lay-up, setting the tone right for the rest of the game. After yet another confusing clash within the 3-point arc, our advantage was further augmented when the key player, #15, of AJC suddenly rolls over in pain and was subbed out. But the intensity of the game did not lessen the least, and the game was marked with funny moments such as one whereby the ball even ended up trapped beneath a player (who was somehow lying on the floor)! But even so, our players stole the show. We were on a winning streak! #14, Shawn, swooshed in a 3-pointer, #15, Alvin sinks another 2 pointer in easily, #6, David checks in another… Whew, would we ever stop? Really quickly, we were up 60-50! The audience was fed with exciting sequences: jaw-droppingly cool shots like a tricky behind-back pass to #8, Bala, who then dribbles it towards the goal… only to clash and with an opponent who was blocking his way… But that did not stop Bala, who picked himself up and garnered another 4 points for the team, bringing us up to 50-64. The crowd in Toa Payoh sports hall was trembling in excitement—not long more before Hwa Chong was to be crowned champions yet again, for the 7th time! AJC makes a feeble attempt to regain control of the game, but with a free throw by #12, Rolu, and the final shot by #4, Peter…. (drumroll)
With a score of 66-53….
HWA CHONG WINS THE GAME!!
Once again, History was made today. 七连霸. Congratulations Hwa Chong Basketball Boys!
Here are some words about today’s game by Co-Captain, Rolu Oyekami:
How are you feeling right now?
It feels great to be able to retain the championship. We were provided extra motivation and a source of thrust during the game, especially since the girls lost their match.
How did you feel during the game (e.g. during the 2nd quarter) when you were behind?
I think we for we have it in our heads that after the final whistle, it won’t be us at the losing end. So we kept our morale up and kept our trust in each other that in the end, we will win.
Were there any specific strategies you all took when you were at the losing end?
Not really. The coach just kept shouting at us until we were in our normal stride and played like we normally do. Even though all of us are independent in our game, but at the same time we trust our teammates so we knew when to make the right passes to them, so it was good play in all.
Is there anyone you, or your team would want to specifically thank?
For me, I would like to thank God for giving me strength and letting me remain in Singapore so I can play for the team, Mom, Dad, who are still around to help me, team mates who gave me a lot of courage and support throughout…
The team would really like to thank our coaches for their dedication and constant belief in us. Without them, this dream would never been realized.
Presenting to you, the Hwa Chong Basketball Team 2011/2012
May 18, 2012
The much awaited Basketball Girls Finals is finally here! At the Toa Payoh Sports Hall an hour before the game, the tension in the air reverberated through the entire hall as supporters from both sides streamed in. A great match it was, although our girls were unfortunately outmatched by the opponents, Raffles Institution(RI) 47-74 after a draining physical and mental “warfare”!
First up: The Team!
#4 Amber Tan
#5 Sing Qing
#6 Tan Yen Yi
#7 Ooi Li Wen
#8 Pamela Loh
#9 Jolie Ng
#10 Edna Lim
#11 Glenda Yeo
#12 Amanda Choo
#13 Joey Tan
#14 Ramona Wong (C)
#15 Lavinia Chu
The game is split into four quarters, each quarter lasting 10 minutes with either 1 minute or 4 minutes breaks in between quarters.
The fiery fighting spirits of the players from both schools roared the game to a start! Within seconds after the ball left the referee hands, an opponent team player darted ferociously towards our hoop and scored a layup, commencing the game with a quick 0-2. After a few minutes, our team seemed to be tangled in a dry spell as RI continually scores and widens the gap to 0-5. However, our girls remained calm and composed in the face of such strong opposition and a free throw awarded to Jolie finally reversed our fate! Impressive dribbling skills, lightning-like reflexes and far, accurate passes put the team back into the game with a score of 10-8. BUT the opposition proved to be of much difficulty with their tricky runs and layups, once again pulling the gap to 15-10. Just when things seemed all too difficult, a stunning three-pointer by Sing Qing wowed the crowd. Time seemed to have stood still and silence ensued as the ball floated through the air, eventually finding its way into the hoop! At the end of the first quarter, the score is RI 18 – 13 HCI.
This time round, our girls started the game aggressively with an unexpected counter attack, scoring a layup! Brilliant interceptions were accompanied with neat one-to-one passes, displaying excellent chemistry between the teammates. Along with accurate shots at goal, it was not long after that our team drew even and went in front of the opponents with a score of 20-22!
Jolie once again made the school proud with a beautiful swerve in between two opponent defenders, ending the dribble with an equally awesome layup. However, the opposition was some mean challenge, and they put a full stop to the second quarter with a score of RI 31 – 25 HCI.
The third quarter of the game was marked with a series of fast game play from both teams. Good, coordinated teamwork was evident as both teams fought for the ball and tried their utmost to defend their possession.
Unfortunately, the fatigue in our team was slowly catching up with the players and the point gap soon widened. Yet, our girls displayed strong resilience and a never-say-die spirit. An astonishing three-pointer by Joey Tan put us back into the game! In spite of the commendable efforts our girls committed into the game, the RI players seemed to have slightly greater endurance.
The game slowly seemed to float away from our grasp as the third quarter came to a close at RI 54 – 38 HCI…
Admittedly, the RI team had played well and consistent throughout the entire game. They once again started the fourth quarter dramatically with a few stunning shots, turning he score to 60-38. Although the game by now was probably out of our reach, awe-inspiring sportsmanship was displayed by each and every player on the court and the thought of giving up never crossed their minds! Underbaskets, layups and two or three-pointer shots were but examples of the school spirit our basketballers possessed as they steeled themselves. Despite a score of 70-43, Pamela continued to award the supporters with something to be proud of and something to celebrate and cheer. A silent and composed 3-pointer shot by her erupted into hoots of cheers and an uproar of “woah”s and “aah”s. However, the gap proved too wide for our team to close, and the fourth quarter ended with RI 75 – 47 HCI.
FINAL SCORE: RI 75 – 47 HCI.
While our girls did not manage to emerge as champions, their efforts are still definitely worth a round of applause. With spectacular fighting spirits and excellent sportsmanship, the team held their heads high and nevertheless swelled with pride as they were crowned with the silver medals. Good job girls, we are proud of you!
May 18 saw many of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for our school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Girls: Our Basketball Girls faced off against traditional rivals RI today, but were unfortunately outmatched 47-75. The many supporters watching from the stadium or even here in school can definitely attest to the fighting spirit we showed on court though! Well done girls! We are proud of you all (:
Boys: Our Basketball Boys managed to retain their title for the 7th consecutive year, as they emerged champions against opponents AJC today! It was a spectacular and thrilling match that certainly got everyone on their feet (: Congrats guys!
Keep a look out for the Basketball match reports coming up soon, the first of many awesome one’s written by our new junior PROs!
Our Floorball Girls were unfazed by their opponents and kept their composure, defeating defending champions MJC 5-4! All the way!
Netball Girls (Semi-Finals)
Playing traditional powerhouse ACJC today, our Netball Girls pushed themselves hard. Unfortunately, today was not their day as they succumbed to ACJC 34-66. Nevertheless, all the best in the 3rd/4th playoffs next week girls! We believe in you all, and all your trainings will definitely not go to waste!
May 11 saw some of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for our school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Boys: Against Raffles, our basketballers did not slacken off and instead showed who is in control on the courts, winning by a considerable margin of 30 points, culminating in a 81-51 win!
Girls: Facing off against AJC, the basketball girls were determined to bounce back from a loss in a previous match and yes they did, with a 59-43 win over AJC, giving them a ticket to the Finals!
Best showing so far, our floorball girls have demonstrated resilience in their trainings and their efforts have paid off, with a 8-3 victory over NYJC, a very commendable effort! Good job!
Touch Rugby Girls
Playing their match postponed from Wednesday against TJC, our touch rug girls pushed for every single ball and managed to come up tops with a 6-0 win, denying the opponent any chance of a try.
May 8 saw some of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for our school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Boys: After weeks of tiring trainings and matches, our boys put up a fight against NYJC, our badminton boys did their best but the opponents proved to be too strong and lost 2-3 in today’s match.
Girls: In a similar fashion, our girls went up against ACJC today but the opposing players managed to defeat our mighty players. Unfortunately, they lost 2-3 to ACJC. However, your efforts have not gone to waste as we can see it!
Boys: Not letting up any chance at scoring, our basketball boys defeated PJC 96-24 to move on to Semi Finals on this Friday against Raffles. This is going to be a tight match so do show your support for the basketballers in school!
Girls: Having lost by a narrow margin of 27-15 to Raffles in their match today, our basketball girls are gearing up for a brawl in the semi finals match this Friday. Be sure to stay tuned for it!
May 3 saw some of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for out school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Our Basketball Boys played AJC today and slammed dunked their way to a 63-47 win! Also, our girls followed through with a 60-22 win over SJI(I)! Good job Bballers
April 30 saw some of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for out school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
It was all smiles for the Hwa Chong Badminton and Basketball Teams today as they swept away their competition in the matches today!
Our Badminton Girls finished with a cool 5-0 win over IJC, while the Badminton Boys played just as well, defeating TPJC 4-1!
For Basketball, our Bball Girls took their match, finishing 46-23 over NJC (: Our Bball Boys also beat NYJC 65-27 in their quarter finals match!
April 27 saw many of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for out school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Basketball boys dunked their way to victory against CJC, 71-24!
Basketball Girls fought hard and their efforts paid off! They beat NYJC 58-12 today!
Unfortunately, Floorball had another tough match and lost to NJC 3-0. Jia you guys! We can bounce back!
The Floorball Girls had a super close and exciting match, but lost to YJC when a very last second goal tipped the match in YJC’s favor, 4-3!
Netball Girls continue to play amazingly, achieving another nice score of 88-8 against IJC!
Our rugby boys put up a valiant effort against strong opponent, Raffles, but however it was not enough to stop them, as we culminated in a 76-0 loss. But this is not the end, so keep it up and don’t give up! We are right behind you guys!
Squash boys beat ACJC 4-1 to qualify for the finals next wed! They will be playing ACSI in what is set to be an epic show-off, so do come down to support them! Special mention to Man Tong who overcame a 0-2 ACJC lead and beat their Number 1 seed 3-2!
Tennis Girls gave Raffles a run for their money today, but unfortunately lost 1-4. They remain confident of putting up an even battle if they meet again in the Finals!
Volleyball Boys experienced their first set back today, losing 0-2 to traditional powerhouse NYJC, 14-25, 22-25.
Unfortunately, Volleyball Girls also succumbed to their opponents ACJC 0-2. It may be a bad day for Volleyball, but we will have the last laugh!
April 24 saw many of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for out school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Just like their male counterparts yesterday, our badminton girls did not fail to deliver a smashing start to their season with a 4-1 win over Dunman High! They certainly look set to keep it that way! Keep it up girls!
Despite a not so satisfactory start of the match all the way till half-time, our basketball boys did not take that lying down but instead bounced back even harder to widen the score gap between them and NJC, ending off with a respectable 86-22 win!
With a fine showing of focus, might and grit, our softball girls managed to triumph over their opponent, ACJC, today with a win by tie-breaker (10-9)! The match was significant in ways, be it the fact that they are facing tougher competition or the fact that this win means a ticket to the finals directly!
Table Tennis Girls (Finals)
Facing off against traditional powerhouse Raffles, against a backdrop of the entire Raffles family, our table tennis girls were undaunted, kept their cool and found their way to the CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE today! They defeated Raffles A Div girls with a 3-1 win. Keep a lookout for the match report coming up!
Another eventful week has passed, and with all the updates, lots of posts have been pushed down! So lets recap all the results of the hard work put in by our school mates in this quick summary! If you wish to find out more about specific matches, do click the tag at the bottom of the article for the sport you are interested in, for more information (:
17/4: Defeated SJI Intl 93-19
17/4: Defeated YJC 67-17
20/4: Lost to MJC 0-10
20/4: Lost to TJC 2-4
19/4: Defeated VJC 78-27
20/4: Lost to MJC 2-3
16/4: Defeated NJC 25-0 with ‘Mercy Rule‘ at third inning
17/4: Defeated DHS 16-1 with ‘Mercy Rule‘ at third inning
20/4: Defeated VJC 5-1
18/4: Defeated AJC 5-0
Through to Semi-Finals against ACJC on 27/4!
Touch Rugby Girls
18/4: Defeated PJC 4-2 and MI 3-0
16/4: Defeated SAJC 2-0: 25-12, 25-16
April 17 saw many of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for out school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Playing Dunman High on our home ground, our softball girls defeated our opponent by MERCY RULE once again with a score of 16-1. Great job again girls!!
Our basketball guys did not waste any time on the court to practise and hone their skills today as they had a clear win over SJI International with a score of 93-19. Keep blazing the trail guys!
Once again, our basketball girls did not disappoint us on the courts today as they emerged victorious over YJC with a win of 67-17. All the way girls!
Many Hwa Chongians have busying about this week, and with all the updates, lots of posts have been pushed down! So lets recap all the results of the hard work put in by our school mates in this quick summary! If you wish to find out more about specific matches, do click the tag at the bottom of the article for the sport you are interested in for more information (:
Air Pistol Boys
10 April: National 4th!
Air Rifle Boys
9 April: National 2nd!
13 April: Defeated ACS(I) 92-14
10 April: Defeated TPJC 74-13
Canoeing Boys Finals
12 April: CHAMPION!
Canoeing Girls Finals
12 April: National 2nd!
9 April: CHAMPION!
13 April: Defeated NUS(H) 3-0
11 April: Lost to MJC 0-1
9 April: Defeated ACS(I) 10-5
12 April: Defeated TPJC 15-0
10 April: Defeated ACS(I) 14-4
12 April: Defeated TPJC 20-0
11 April: Lost to ACS(I) 2-3
13 April: Defeated JJC 5-0
11 April: Defeated AJC 5-0
13 April: Defeated ACJC 4-1
Finished as the Top of their group!
Table Tennis Boys
9 April: Lost to NYJC 0-3
11 April: National 3rd!
Table Tennis Girls
9 April: Defeated TJC 3-0
Through to Finals against RI on 24/4!
11 April: Defeated NJC 5-0
Through to Top 8 Quarter Final Stage!
10 April: Defeated SRJC 5-0
11 April: Defeated CJC 5-0
Touch Rugby Girls
11 April: Defeated NJC 7-0 and NYJC 3-1
Track and Field Boys Finals
10 April: CHAMPION!
Track and Field Girls Finals
10 April: National 2nd!
11 April: DOUBLE CHAMPS!
10 April: Defeated RI 2-0: 25-3, 25-4
12 April: Defeated RV 2-0: 25-22, 25-14
9 April: Defeated JJC 2-0: 25-6, 25-6
11 April: Defeated YJC 2-0: 25-8, 25-8
13 April: Defeated RV 2-0: 25-9, 25-11
11 April: National 2nd!
11 April: National 3rd!
Wushu Boys Finals
13 April: National 3rd!
Wushu Girls Finals
13 April: National 2nd!
April 13 saw many of our schoolmates heading off to various competitions to win glory for out school. Eager to find out about their performance? Here is a quick summary of all the matches today!
Our Wushu Team did the school proud today, bagging 2nd Runner-up for the Guys Team and 1st Runner-up for the Girls Team! Keep a lookout for their match report!
From the first whistle blow to the last, our soccer guys commanded the match against NUS(H) with their superb control of the ball. They finished the game with an enviable score of 3-0 to us! Well done guys!
The Squash Boys had a fantastic game against JJC, finishing with a resounding score of 5-0 to Hwa Chong, and securing their place in the next round!
Not to be outshone, our Squash Girls also put up an excellent fight against ACJC and emerged victorious with a 4-1 win! The Squash Girls will now progress to the next round as the top of their group (:
The Volleyball Girls showed their true skills today and defeated RV 2-0! The scores for each set were 25-9 and 25-11. Good job girls!
Our Basketball Boys kicked off their season with an outstanding opening match against ACS(I). They won the match with a score of 92-14! Looks like we are on the right track for a 七连霸!
1. Who we are:
Team (Re)-flex is part of the Citibank-YMCA Youth for Causes 2011 group and comprises Teo Chin, Bingru, Ler Woon, Wilfred and Derborne!!
But our team does not only consist of four people!
We are proud to say that we have a whole bunch of awesome awesome people helping us out as well, namely HWA CHONG SHOOTING CLUB, HWA CHONG BASKETBALL, 道具组 and many other FANTABULOUS INDIVIDUALS who are rendering their support in one way or another!(:
2. Muscular Dystrophy Association of Singapore
Sufferers of muscular dystrophy will experience degradation in their muscles. Many members in the MDAS are unable to even walk properly and require the help of a power wheelchair to travel around. Many of them even require the help of ventilators, in order to take in enough oxygen to survive, as the muscles of their lungs are too weak to function normally. There are various forms of muscular dystrophy and these people require your help and support to lengthen their life span and provide the encouragement they would need. We feel extremely compelled to render help to the sufferers of muscular dystrophy, and hope then you can also lend a helping hand to us to improve the lives of these sufferers.
(Re)-flex understands the vast inconveniences that members of MDAS face and strive to help these unfortunate people to lessen their difficulties, allowing them to be able to live like a normal person as much as possible.
3. Aims and Objectives
a) Raise Funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore (MDAS)
Currently, there is a lack of funds for MDAS to provide care and support to patients as well as for medical equipments and assistive devices. This project plans to raise $30,000 and all proceeds will go towards MDAS.
b) Raise Awareness of muscular dystrophy for schoolmates as well as the public
We have observed that many people are unaware of the intense pain and suffering muscular dystrophy patients have to endure, or even about the disorder itself. Thus, we feel that there is a need to raise the public’s awareness of the dystrophy.
4. JOIN US!!
(Re)-flex will be holding a basketball free throw and 3v3 basketball competition on the 29th of August 2011, a Monday and and you all are cordially invited to join us in d event with just a few game and food booths as well as a chance to win AMAZING PRIZES in our lucky draw!
You all are especially welcomed to sign up as volunteers for our event!
Volunteer sign up sheets are on our Facebook Group , people interested to participate in the 3 v 3 can download the application form which will be uploaded soon as well!
Do check there regularly for more information!(:
5. Contact information
Need more information? Fret not! Just approach any one of us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to your enquiries as soon as possible!
The success of our project lies in YOUR HANDS. Do support us by purchasing our products to be sold during the street sale event at SCAPE on the 16th JULY 2011 and ATTEND OUR CARNIVAL!
We look forward to your help!
Thank you very much^^
The (RE)-FLEX Organising Team