Girls Varsity Basketball is in the Championship!
For the first time in AOSR history, our Varsity Girls Basketball team has made it to the big game!! The Lady Falcons will have a rematch against the AFNORTH Lions at 15:00 tomorrow for the 2019 Division II European Championship game! This will be our first trip to the final after making the semi-finals four of the last five years!
After a great tournament, going 2 - 1 in pool play and besting Bahrain in the semi-final, the girl have earned their chance to crowned the top of Division II in DoDEA Europe!
The semi-final game against Bahrain got off to a great start for our girls, closing the first quarter 12 - 0. Then it seemed as someone put plastic wrap over the hoop, not a shot would drop! It took us until the closing minute of the second quarter to get a basket, ending the first half with a greatly diminished lead, 14 - 12. Quarter three was back and forth, with both teams pushing straight to the basket on offense and full court presses on defense. The forth quarter our girls broke away, outscoring Bahrain 15 - 5. A never quit attitude, hitting the floor on every loose ball, picking-off passes and countless steals paved the way to this win. Final score AOSR 37, Bahrain 32.
Checkout the Stars and Stripes article here, including an up-close interview with point guard Amaya V: AFNORTH knocks off BFA to reach finals against AOSR
Cheer ran the gym this afternoon, after getting the all clear for their routine from competition judges this morning. Our Cheer squad plus the strong support of our boys team made sure that the gym was in full support of our Falcon effort. Cheer will start their day around 0330 (in the morning!), preparing for the competition which kicks-off at 0900 before the basketball games.
Be sure to checkout the action, streamed live here: Click here for the link to the DoDEA Facebook page, which will stream the Championship finals on Feb. 23rd!