On Saturday August 30th Mackay School basketball players participated in a small tournament at Colegio Capellan Pascal. They played two hard fought games, but went down to host team Capellan and Liceo Parroquial de San Antonio. Despite having far less experience playing together, the boys were able to come together and accumulate dozens of baskets.
Standouts were Dan Sheifelbein who showed solid offense throughout racking up a number of points in both games, and Matias Solar for all his hard work, hustle and post play. The boys also played well defensively opting for the zone defense, which requires excellent communication and positioning. Although I medio and IV medio students have hardly practiced together at all, they were able to unite well, which is what Mackayinos do best.
In the future, Mackay hopes to continue pushing the sport in the school in all grades. This could allow for a strong senior team with a selection of the best players, and the possibility of having a ¨B¨ team as well.