Varsity basketball plays at KIS


On Nov. 23, the SIS basketball teams traveled to KIS for a friendly match. The varsity boys played in a long-anticipated rivalry match.

In a game that went down to the wire, SIS prevailed to win 57-49. Though the team held the lead through the second half, foul trouble and three-point-shooting allowed KIS to take the lead during the fourth quarter. However, through strong defensive effort and offensive rebounding, SIS rallied back in the final minutes of the game.

“Even though we had a lot of fouls early on,” Joshua Hwang (11), varsity basketball player, said. “We were able to stop fouling at the end of the game and put pressure on KIS’s offense.”

SIS faced an intense away-game atmosphere with KIS fans pounding on drums and initiating numerous chants, one of which was shouting “overrated” while players shot free throws. With numerous SIS fans in attendence, there was back-and-forth cheering between the two schools.

SIS plays an away game against another competitor SFS on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

“I think we need to improve on fouling less and finishing at the rim,” Joshua said. “By doing that, we can stop opponents from cutting away at our leads.”