The International School of Belgrade lost this afternoon to the Perchersk International School of Kiev, Ukraine, 39-47. The game was the semifinal, as the Dragons won the Pool B. The boys were matched up with the second place team of Pool A. The team started out slow and shot only 12% from the field in the first quarter. The boys from Percherk were physical and out played us.
The Dragons were led by the outstanding long range shooting of Nikola T. and Doron. They gave a good effort and cut down a larger deficit.
ISB now goes to the consolation match. The Dragons will take on the Kiev International School at 1:00 PM tomorrow. The Dragons previously beat KIS and the Cozaks will be seeking revenge. At stake is a third place trophy. Can the Dragons bring home some hardware? They will also have the chance to leave Finland with a winning record as they are 2 wins and 2 losses currently.
It was a great day despite the loss. The games were held at a local professional team’s arena (Messuhalli II). The arena was used for the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. We saw the photo of the USA Olympic team who played in the gym as our students did today.