There was little surprise as Raffles once again dominated the Boys' division, though the Girls' division saw an unexpected winner.
There are days when you give it your best and it just is not quite enough. It feels awful and it makes defeat that much harder to swallow. After going down 13--27 to Nanyang Girls’, it seemed as though Chung Cheng left with that very dreariness in their hearts.
When you have faced a long-time rival time and again, winning the match requires more than just excellent teamwork and skill - you need to win the mental game too. And SCGS did just that to triumph over North Vista 62-21.
Pres High School scored a 54--40 triumph over Unity Secondary School in their final Preliminary Round match to finish as the top seed of their group.
It is easy to make the point that the girls are never quite as good as the boys in basketball, but the match between Ngee Ann and NJC, which saw NJC defeat Ngee Ann 54--45, suggested otherwise.
National B Div Bball (Girls): St. Margaret’s find renewed passion despite going down to Anglican High
St. Margaret's were defeated by Anglican High 15--33 but found a renewed passion for the game through it all.
‘Pure grit, honest hustle’ were the four words that perfectly encapsulated Fairfield's attitude on court, defeating Ngee Ann 56-52 in their first Preliminary Round match of the National B Division Boys’ Basketball Championship.
Everyone loves a good come-from-behind victory and that is exactly what Bukit Panjang presented the crowd with in their first Preliminary Round match, which saw them narrowly defeat Anglican High School (AHS) 51-50.