- High School
It has been so much fun to watch how the team has bonded throughout these last few days here in Thailand, and even more gratifying to know that these memories made here as a team will last a lifetime. We will do our best to represent Seisen International School.
It is almost midnight here at Haneda Airport and the Varsity basketball team will be boarding their flight for Bangkok in a few minutes. Everyone is excited for the trip ahead and hoping to bring back good results from the Chiang Mai International School Invitational Basketball tournament!
The Varsity team arrived safely in Chiang Mai, Thailand this morning after flying all night from Tokyo Haneda Airport. After getting settled into the hotel, the team went across the street for a quick bite to eat before being picked up to go to a four hour cooking class! Everything that we were taught to make was absolutely delicious, and a little bit too spicy for some...=)
We arrived back at the hotel late this afternoon and much of the team took advantage of the hot and sunny weather to go swimming in the hotel pool, while some others decided to get a short nap in. We will leave soon for a walk around the town and some more delicious Thai food for dinner before coming back and getting ready for our first games tomorrow.
On Day 1 of the CMIS Invitational Basketball tournament we play King Mongkut International Demonstration School (KMIDS) from Bangkok, followed by Prem International School from local Chiang Mai for our second game of the day.
The Varsity Basketball team started off the CMIS Invitational tournament strong on day one, winning both of their pool play games! Game one was close throughout, but the team was able to escape a low-scoring affair vs. King Mongkut International Demonstration Team from Bangkok, 22-18. Game two was also a close battle in the first half, and the Phoenix actually trailed at halftime by one point. They picked up their hustle, intensity, and defensive pressure in the second half and were able to pull away for a 34-20 victory vs. Prem Tinsulanonda International School from local Chiang Mai.
The varsity team will play two more pool play games tomorrow vs. Chiang Mai International School and Ekami International School from Bangkok. These games will decide their seeding for the championship round that will take place on Saturday.
The Varsity basketball team continued their successful run at the Chiang Mai International School Invitational Basketball tournament today with two more wins, defeating the host school CMIS 23-15 and following that up with a 32-11 win over Ekami International School (EIS) from Bangkok. The Phoenix finished their pool undefeated, giving them the first seed and a semi-final matchup with Rugby School Thailand (RST) tomorrow morning. With a win the Phoenix would then play in the championship game.
The team enjoyed the rest of their day today visiting one of the famous Chiang Mai night markets, doing some shopping and eating some delicious Thai food. It has been so much fun to watch how the team has bonded throughout these last few days here in Thailand, and even more gratifying to know that these memories made here as a team will last a lifetime. We will do our best to represent Seisen International School in the championship round tomorrow morning!
An 8am game time made for a very early start to the day for the Varsity basketball team on Saturday morning, as we made our way to Chiang Mai International School for our semi-final matchup versus Rugby School Thailand (RST). Unfortunately things did not go our way and we were beaten in the semi-final 17-29.
Off to the third place game versus a school we had beaten on day one in pool play, King Mongkut International Demonstration School (KMIDS) from Bangkok. We got off to another unfortunate start, but were able to take the lead 24-23 with just a few seconds remaining in the game. We thought we had third place locked up, only to have our hearts broken at the final buzzer on a three pointer from our opponent, losing 24-26.
The team finished fourth out of ten teams in the 2024 Annual Chiang Mai International School Invitational tournament. CONGRATULATIONS to team starting point guard, Mirai Aiki, on earning her spot on the 10 member All-Tournament team!
The Phoenix arrived back in Tokyo early Sunday morning exhausted from four days of intense basketball, but overwhelmingly grateful for the time spent together, the people we were able to meet during our stay, and the wonderful memories made as a team. Thank you for your thoughts and support!
Coach Haworth and Coach Dunn