On Friday, March 11, XIS held the first ever XIS Basketball All Star Weekend! As the end of season basketball tournament was not able to be held, a new challenge was created to help our Varsity teams finish their season strong! Throughout the event, the XIS players showed their growth over the past season; not only physically, but emotionally, socially, and morally as well.
For the All Star Weekend, students competed in the following skills contests: 3-Point Contest, Free Throw Contest, Hot Shot Contest, Dribble Skills Contest, and Dribble Skills Relay. These events were also joined by a 3 on 3 co-ed tournament with each of XIS’ 3 Senior Basketball players serving as team captains.
After sound showings in the preliminary rounds for the skills contests, the championship rounds were set. Following these preliminary rounds the placement matches for the 3 on 3 tournament began and the fierce competition continued. After 3 games of round-robin play, the 3 on 3 Championship teams were decided.
Each championship contest and game seemed to feature it’s own unique dramatic finish as each student gave their very best! For the 3 on 3 Tournament Championship and final event of the day, Mikey Kahler made a 15 foot jumper with 4.6 seconds remaining to help his team clinch the victory.
Here are all Championship and Placement results for the Skills Contests and 3 on 3 Tournament.
|3-Point||Mingu Jeong||Jennifer Parrett|
|Free Throw||Hans Wendler||Jennifer Parrett|
|Hot Shot||Sawyer Papendorf||Abigail Carrillo|
|Dribble Skills||Mikey Kahler||Abigail Carrillo|
Team Champion: Team 1
3 on 3 Tournament Final Standings
|Champions: Team 1||Runner-Up: Team 3||3rd Place: Team 2|
|Coach: Hu Lin||Coach: Li Xi||Coach: Jojo Zhao|
|Jake Han||Aden Carrillo||Hans Wendler|
|Mikey Kahler||Abigail Carrillo||Kyle Jang|
|David Kim||Mingu Jeong||Hanna Jung|
|Lilly Kim||Kyle Ju||Jisu Kim|
|Crystal Lee||Julie Lee||Asher Wendler|
|Jennifer Parrett||Sawyer Papendorf||Jayden Yi|
We are so thankful to have been able to finish the season with an exciting growth-oriented event. We are certain that the events and competitions have fueled new goals being created for all our students. Special thanks go out to our amazing coaching staff for their consistent time and effort in helping our students learn lessons about basketball and life as well.
We are likewise thankful to our XIS Basketball parents who have remained flexible and dedicated in allowing their children to participate in events like these. Last but certainly not least, we are thankful for our XIS Administration and Staff who have provided support to our students by playing in staff student games and being present to cheer on our Warriors.
These are all evidence of XIS’ Mission: Cultivating excellence through actively engaging in and caring for the well-being of our community!
XIS Table Tennis Invitational
(Table Tennis End of Season Tournaments)
Dates: Thursday, March 24; Friday, March 25; Saturday, March 26, 2022
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