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*BERLIN TRIP (February 7-8, 2014)


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The Lady Wolves were excited to be playing in Berlin!



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The boys finished with a perfect 5-0 record against strong competition in Berlin!



Berlin Recap

This WIS Wolves middle school basketball teams traveled to Berlin Brandenburg International School (BBIS) from February 7-8 to take part in a competition. Besides the hosts the friendly tournament also included Berlin British School (BBS), International School of Hannover (ISH) and Dresden International School (DIS). There was a lot of great basketball played over the course of the two days and our teams were quite successful, finishing with a combined 7-2 record that included a perfect 5-0 weekend for the boys.

On Friday the girls teams started strong againt BBIS and raced out to a 17-9 halftime lead. While they only scored 12 second half points the defense did the work holding the other team to a mere 7 points on their way to a 29-16 victory. Leading the way was Ola Stalmach, who had one of the best overall performances in school history. Not only did she pour in 17 points but she controlled the entire game with her rebounding and defense on BBIS's best player. The next morning the girls first squared off a gainst BBS and raced out to a 20-8 lead after 3 quarters. However, the British school started to make a comback and got within 3 points with only a couple of minutes to go. That's when Assistant Coach Unna called an offensive play that led to the basket that iced the 22-17 win. Agata and Paulina, who each had 6 points, led a balanced effort in which 6 different players scored a basket.The last 2 matches proved to be defensive struggles as the team fell in both contests by a total of only 7 points. The girls fought all the way to the end and gave all that they had during the entire weekend. For the season the Lady Wolves record now stands at 6-2.

In their first game the boys got off to a slow start againt BBIS and trailed 4-2 after the first quarter. However, the team caught fire and outscored the host school 10-1 in the second quarter to take a 7 point halftime lead. They didn't stop there, outscoring their oppoent 13-4 in the second half on their way to a 25-9 win. Pawel scored a game high 10 points to pace the team. On Saturday the boys opened play against BBS and got a stiff challenge. With the score tied at 16 heading into the final quarter the boys got timely scoring and made defensive stops when they had to in a thrilling 23-20 victory over the British school. The team was led by Michal D who scored 13 points. In the next match the boys the boys again faced the host team of BBIS. Michal D had one of the best offensive performances in school history, pouring in a game-high 24 points as the team went on to win 31-13. The next match was easily the most exciting one of the entire competition. They battled DIS for 4 quarters but it would not be enough as the teams found themselves tied at 16 at the end of regulation time. That meant overtime would be needed to decided the winner. The Wolves were up to the task as they outscored DIS 7-2 in the extra frame to go on to the 23-18 victory. Michal D (10 points) made 3 out 4 free throws in overtime as the team got contributions from everywhere with 7 players finding the scoresheet. In their final match the International School of Hannover could not stop the boys from completing a perfect 5-0 weekend as Michal R (10 points) led the team to a 24-11 win. For the season the Wolves record is now 9-0.

Housed overnight by the gracious families from BBIS our student-athletes were outstanding representatives of the school both on and off the court for the entire weekend and made many great memories!

The Wolves have a bit of a break at the moment but they will be back in action to finish their season from March 21-22 when they host the 1st Wolves Basketball Invitational in Wroclaw. You can learn more details about this event in the near future and we hope to see as many people from the school community at this competition rooting on all participants.

GO WOLVES !!!!

-Nathan Cooper, Girls Basketball Coach



BERLIN RESULTS:

*Friday January 25
Lady Wolves 29 Berlin Brandenburg International School 16
Leading Scorers: Ola (17 points)

Boys Wolves 25 Berlin Brandenburg International School 9

Leading Scorers: Pawel (10 points), Michal W-D (8 points)


*Saturday January 26

Boys Wolves 23 Berlin British School 20

Leading Scorers: Michal W-D (13 points), Pawel (10 points)

Lady Wolves 22 Berlin British School 17

Leading Scorers: Agata (6 points), Paulina (6 points)

Boys Wolves 31 Berlin Brandenburg International School 13
Leading Scorers: Michal W-D (24 points)

Boys Wolves 23 Dresden International School 18 (Overtime)
Leading Scorers: Michal W-D (10 points)

Lady Wolves 10 Berlin Brandenburg International School 13

Leading Scorers: Ola (6 points)

Boys Wolves 24 International School of Hannover 11
Leading Scorers: Michal R (8 points)

Lady Wolves 11 International School of Hannover 15

Leading Scorers: Chiharu (5 points)






*WARSAW TRIP (January 31-February 1, 2014)

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Girls pose for a picture during a successful weekend in Warsaw!



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The boys played very well on their way to a perfect 4-0 record at ASW in Warsaw!




Warsaw Recap

This past weekend the girls and boys middle school basketball teams traveled to the American School in Warsaw (ASW) to participate in a friendly competition.The long bus ride to Warsaw did not stop the Wolves from coming out strong on Friday. The boys played the ASW 'A' team and came out strong by scoring 37 first half-points on their way to a convincing 54-21 victory in the season opener. Leading the attack was Michal W-D and Pawel, who each scored 22 points. The girls first game was a battle as the Lady Wolves only led by 3 points heading into the final period. However, they played stingy defense and got timely scoring as they outscored the ASW 'A' team 9-2 in the 4th quarter to pull out a 25-15 win. The girls were paced by Ola's 11 points.

After the matches the kids stayed overnight with host families from ASW, who were gracious enough to open their homes to us. Students got the chance to hang out with some students from the school and they represented the WIS school community very well.

On Saturday the boys again were pitted against the ASW 'A' team and came out with almost the same result as the night before, this time a 50-24 win. The team had a little better balanced scoring with 7 players finding the basket, led by Michal W-D (16 points) and Pawel (14 points). In their second match of the day they found tough competition in the ASW 'B' team. After falling behind early the Wolves righted the ship and pulled out a 31-20 victory led by Sim (10 points) and Michal R (7 points). In their final match they again faced the ASW 'A' team and while the match was much closer than the previous two the Wolves could not be stopped. They were led again by Pawel (14 points) and Michal W-D (12 points) as they prevailed 36-16 to finish a perfect 4-0 on the weekend, only the second time in school history that the boys won every match in a competition.

In the girls first game on Saturday againt the ASW 'A' team neither team could get it going offensively and the game was decided by defense. The Lady Wolves refused to give in and led 8-0 at the half. While the hosts would eventually find the scoreboard in the second half the girls held kept them at length and went on to a 14-6 victory, led by Chiharu (8 points). In the next game versus the ASW 'B' team the girls dug themselves a hole and were down by 4 points after the first quarter. However, the defense took over and the shots eventually started to fall. Paulina (8 points) led a group of 6 players who scored in the 20-8 win. In their final match on the weekend the Lady Wolves did not score a lot of points but they didn't need to as a strong defense carried them to a 13-4 victory, led by Ola's 6 points. The win left them with a 4-0 record on the weekend at it marked the 16th consecutive victory for the girls team dating back to February 2012.

The Wolves don't have a lot of time to recover as they will be back in action next weekend (February 7-8) as they travel to Berlin Brandenburg International School (BBIS) to take part in a friendly tournament. Besides BBIS the competition will also feature the International School of Hannover, Dresden International School and Berlin British School.

GO WOLVES !!!!

-Nathan Cooper, girls basketball coach


WARSAW RESULTS:

*Friday January 25
Lady Wolves 25 American School of Warsaw 'A' 15
Leading Scorers: Ola (10 points)

Boys Wolves 54 American School of Warsaw 'A' 21
Leading Scorers: Michal W-D (22 points), Pawel (22 points)


*Saturday January 26
Lady Wolves 14 American School of Warsaw 'A' 6
Leading Scorers: Chiharu (8 points)

Boys Wolves 50 American School of Warsaw 'A' 24
Leading Scorers: Michal W-D (16 points), Pawel (14 points)

Lady Wolves 20 American School of Warsaw 'B' 8
Leading Scorers: Paulina (8 points)

Boys Wolves 31 American School of Warsaw 'B' 20
Leading Scorers: Sim (10 points), Michal R. (7 points)

Lady Wolves 13 American School of Warsaw 'A' 4
Leading Scorers: Ola (6 points)

Boys Wolves 36 American School of Warsaw 'A' 16
Leading Scorers: Pawel (14 points), Michal W-D (12 points)




2013-2014 Season Rosters:

*Girls
Name
Grade
Position
Amelia
6
Guard
Sae Rim
6
Forward
Zosia
7
Forward
Paulina
7
Guard
Chiharu
8
Guard
Dhaya
8
Forward
Agata
8
Forward
Hania
9
Guard
Shivangi
9
Guard
Jimin
9
Guard
Ola
9
Forward


*Boys
Name
Grade
Position
Hyoung Min
6
Guard
Sim
7
Guard
Hyoung Jun
8
Guard
Kristian
8
Forward
Jure
8
Guard
Yeonsoo
8
Forward
Robert
8
Forward
Michal W-D
8
Guard
Michal R
8
Guard

Oliver
9
Forward
Seoungwoo
9

Guard

Pawel
9

Guard





*PRAGUE TRIP (January 25-26, 2013)

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The girls' team celebrates after finishing the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record!


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The boys' team poses for a picture in Prague!

Prague Recap (January 25-26, 2013)

This past weekend the girls and boys middle school teams traveled to the International School of Prague (ISP) to participate in a friendly tournament. Berlin Brandenburg International School (BBIS) was also invited to make up the three-school competition.The long bus ride to Prague did not stop the Wolves from putting on a display Friday night. The boys played ISP Gold and started out very strong with a convincing 48-14 win in their only match of the day. Gabriel led the attack by scoring 20 points while Seoungwoo and Oliver each chipped in with 8 points in the victory. The lady Wolves, playing at the same time as the boys, got off to a flying start and by the end of the first quarter held an 18-0 advantage over the host ISP Gold. The girls continued to dominate the match and 9 out of the 12 players on the team scored at least 3 points in the 48-12 win. The balanced attack was led by Unna, Angela and Julia who each had 8 points.

That night students met their host families from ISP and spent the night with them. Our players raved about their experiences at the host families and about the new friends they had made. Also, the host families said that our student-athletes represented our school very well !

On Saturday the boys started out by playing ISP black. Even though they were outnumbered and outsized the boys played hard but fell to the host school. In their next match against BBIS the boys kept the game close and were within 4 points with 3 minutes left in the game. However, they ran out of gas and eventually lost the game. Michal W. and Gabriel each had 10 points in the loss. The Wolves final match was against ISP Gold and was the most exciting match played in the tournament. The back-and-forth game had all spectators on the edge of their seats. Down 10 points to start the second half the boys fought back and took the lead in the 4th quarter. With 1 1/2 minutes to go and the score tied at 27, ISP scored the final 3 points to pull out the victory. Leading the way for the Wolves in the last match was Oliver (8 points) and Seung Hwan (7 points).

The lady Wolves' first game on Saturday was against ISP Black. The first half proved to be a defensive struggle and the girls found themselves down 10-8 at halftime. However, the team came out and took control of the game, outscoring ISP 19-6 in the 3rd quarter. They never looked back and went on to a 32-17 win. Leading the girls to the victory was Julia (17 points) and Unna (13 points). In the second match of the day the girls faced off against BBIS. This time the lady Wolves started out strong with tough defense and balanced scoring to take a 14-0 lead after the 1st quarter. While BBIS played stronger defense the rest of the game our girls were up to the challenge and went on to a 26-9 victory. Leading the team was Ola Sm., Ola St. and Unna who each had 6 points. In the final game of the tournament the girls again started fast and raced out to a 29-4 halftime lead. Nine girls scored led by Ola St. (8 points) as the girls won 37-16 to finish the weekend with a perfect 4-0 record.

While there might be some matches set up against some local competition in the near future the next competition will take place in Wroclaw. We will be hosting a charity tournament in which all participating students will be raising money for the Wroclaw Children's Hospice.

GO WOLVES !!!!

-Nathan Cooper, girls basketball coach


PRAGUE RESULTS:

*Friday January 25
Lady Wolves 48 International School of Prague Gold 12
Leading Scorers: Julia (8 points), Unna (8 points), Angela (8 points), Agata (6 points)

Boys Wolves 48 International School of Prague Gold 14
Leading Scorers: Gabriel (20 points), Seongwoo (8 points), Seoungwoo (8 points), Michal W. (6 points)


*Saturday January 26
Lady Wolves 32 International School of Prague Black 17
Leading Scorers: Julia (17 points), Unna (13 points)

Boys Wolves 18 International School of Prague Black 46
Leading Scorers: Gabriel (10 points), Michal W. (6 points)

Lady Wolves 26 Berlin Brandenburg International School 9
Leading Scorers: Ola Sm. (6 points), Unna (6 points), Ola St. (6 points)

Boys Wolves 32 Berlin Brandenburg International School 52
Leading Scorers: Gabriel (10 points), Michal W. (10 points)

Lady Wolves 37 International School of Prague Gold 16
Leading Scorers: Ola St. (8 points), Unna (6 points)

Boys Wolves 27 International School of Prague Gold 30
Leading Scorers: Oliver (8 points), Seung Hwan (7 points)



Prague Itinerary and Trip Information (January 25-26, 2013)




2012-2013 Season Rosters:

*Girls
Name
Grade
Position
Dhaya
6
Forward
Chiharu
7
Guard
Agata
7
Forward
Shivangi
8
Guard
Hania
8
Guard
Jimin
8
Guard
Ola
8
Forward
Zosia
9
Guard
Julia
9
Guard
Angela
9
Forward
Unna
10
Guard/Forward
Emmi
10
Guard
Ola
10
Guard
Minhae
10
Forward


*Boys
Name
Grade
Position
Hyoung Jun
7
Guard
Kristian
7
Forward/Guard
Jakob
7
Guard
Michal
7
Guard/Forward
Michal
7
Guard
Seoungwoo
8
Guard/Forward
Seung Hwan
8
Guard
Oliver
8
Forward
Gabriel
9
Forward



2012-2013 Season Documents:










*BRATISLAVA TRIP (March 16-17, 2012)
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The lady Wolves celebrate after the last match!

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The boys' team poses after a successful weekend of basketball

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Aga dribbles on the fast break

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Assistant Coach Oona played an instrumental role in leading the girls to victory in Coach Cooper's absence
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Karolina takes it in for a layup
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Unna gets ready to shoot a free-throw



Bratislava Recap (March 16-17, 2012)

The girls and boys middle school basketball teams travled to the QSI Bratislava International School (QSI-B) to participate in a friendly tournament. The International Christian School of Vienna (ICSV) als participated to make up the three-team tournament. On Friday the boys started strong against QSI-B, racing out to a 33-7 lead at the half on their way to a convincing 46-24 victory. Michal (18 points) led 3 players in double figures with Niko and Gabriel chipping in with 12 and 11 points respectively. The lady Wolves took the court next but unlike the boys they got off to a slow start and only led 12-7 at the break. Assistant Coach Oona, filling in for Coach Cooper, made some adjustments and the girls outscored their QSI-B counterparts 10-2 in the third quarter to stretch their lead to 22-9. They cruised from there pulling out a 32-13 win. Julia came off the bench to lead the team with 9 points with Karolina and Unna each scoring 8 points.

After the matches the teams were treated to a Spaghetti Social Dinner by our hosts, where players from both schools got the chance to know each other. Later players in groups of 2-4 were hosted overnight by the generous QSI-B players and families and a great time was had by all.

On Saturday the boys faced off once again with QSI-B and hoped to duplicate their performance from the day before. Again getting off to a fast start the boys led 14-4 after the first quarter and 28-9 at the half. They continued their strong play and were never really threatened on their way to a 40-25 win. Hae Chang led the team with 11 points with Michal and Niko right behind him, each scoring 10 points. In the second match of the day it again was a tale of two halves for the girls' team. After a slim 18-9 lead at the half the girls outscored QSI-B 12-2 in the second half to pull out a 30-11 victory and improve their season record to 7-1. Six players scored in the match, led by Unna (12 points) and Ola (8 points).

In the final match of the season the boys' team squared off again ICSV. The boys, intimidated by the bigger team from Austria, found themselves down 21-2 with only a couple minutes left in the first half. However, the Wolves would score the last 6 points to pull within 21-8 at the half. The confidence booster seemed to work as the boys chipped into the lead and due to great defense and hustle play closed within 27-18 heading into the last quarter. They kept it up but unfortunately ran out of time and even though they eventually would fall 30-26, they team showed a lot of heart and character in the face of adversity. They made the entire school community proud by fighting until the end and never giving up. The team was led by Gabriel (8 points) and Michal (7 points). Just like most of the weekend the girls got off to a slow start against ICSV and had a lead of only 14-8 at the half-way point. Although they continued to struggle their strong defensive play kept the opponent at bay and the team was eventually victourious, finishing the season with a 22-12 win. Unna (10 points) and Karolina (8 points) paced the girls in the victory.

The boys finished their season with a 4-3 record against some excellent competition. Coach Mariusz could not have asked for anymore from his team as they had a chance to win every game in the fourth quarter, with all 3 of their losses coming by a combined 14 points. The lady Wolves ended their season with an anstonishing 8 wins and only 1 loss, which came against one of the best public middle school teams in Wroclaw. Both teams should be extremely proud of themselves for a great season. While the matches are finished for this school year, the teams will be honored for their hard work and dedication throughout the season at the annual Athletic Awards Night. This will take place on Tuesday March 27 from 17:30-18:15 in the Zielinskiego campus theater and anyone in the WIS school community is invited to this celebration. We hope to see you there. GO WOLVES !!!!

-Nathan Cooper, girls basketball coach


BRATISLAVA RESULTS

*Friday March 16

Boys Wolves 46 QSI Bratislava 24

Leading Scorers: Michal (18 points), Niko (12 points), Gabriel (11 points)

Lady Wolves 32 QSI Bratislava 13

Leading Scorers: Julia (9 points), Karolina (8 points), Unna (8 points)


*SaturdayMarch 17
Boys Wolves 40 QSI Bratislava 25
Leading Scorers: Hae Chang (11 points), Michal (10 points), Niko (10 points)

Lady Wolves 30 QSI Bratislava 11
Leading Scorers: Unna (12 points), Ola (8 points)

Boys Wolves 26 International Christian School of Vienna 30
Leading Scorers: Gabriel (8 points), Michal (7 points)

Lady Wolves 22 International Christian School of Vienna 12
Leading Scorers: Unna (10 points), Karolina (8 points)






*PRAGUE TRIP (February 3-4, 2012)
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Lady Wolves in Prague


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Boys Team in Prague


Prague Recap (February 3-4, 2012)

Last Friday and Saturday the girls and boys middle school basketball teams traveled to the International School of Prague (ISP) and participated in a friendly tournament. Berlin Brandenburg International School (BBIS) was also invited to make up the three-team competition. When they arrived on Friday the boys got off the bus and onto the court for their first match against ISP A, and they found themselves in a battle. After a slow start the Wolves were down 10-3 after the first quarter. However, thanks to suffocating defense the boys got themselves back into the game and ended up pulling off a thrilling 45-42 victory in their first match of the season. Leading the comeback was Niko who poured in a game high 20 points. The Lady Wolves, having watched the boys close win, took energy from the game and came out strong outscoring ISP B 15-0 in the first quarter. The girls continued to control the match and cruised to a 40-14 victory. Julia led a well-balanced attack with 8 points as 8 different players scored.

After the matches on Friday students were met by host families and spent the night with families from ISP. They all had a great time with their host families and on Saturday morning raved about the different experiences they had.

On Saturday against the ISP B team the boys played many of their younger players but the young Wolves played hard and strong and went on to a convincing 43-8 victory. Seoungwoo and Adam led the charge by scoring 15 points each. After a couple of injuries the boys team was forced to play their last 2 matches without a couple of key players. However, despite the injuries they made the school proud and even though they dropped both matches (32-40 to ISP A and 41-43 to BBIS) they never gave up fought to the end. In the loss to ISP Gabriel was the leading scorer with 12 points. In the thrilling final match Niko and Michal kept the team close with 15 and 14 points respectively.

The girls continued to dominate the competition on the second day. After winning their first game 34-19 against ISP A, led by Karolina's 13 points, the Lady Wolves showed their unselfish play in their 41-14 victory against ISP B. In this match 12 out of the 14 girls on the team scored at least one basket with Karolina finishing with a gam-high of 12 points, all in the first quarter. In the final match against BBIS the girls showed that they can play a physical game and played outstanding defense on their way to a 31-14 win, led by Unna's 15 points, to cap an undefeated 4-0 record for the weekend.

While there might be some matches set up against some local competition in the near future the next big trip for the WIS Wolves will be on March 16-17 when they travel to QSI International School in Bratislava, Slovakia to take on the QSI Bears and another international school from Vienna, Austria. GO WOLVES !!!!

-Nathan Cooper, girls basketball coach


PRAGUE RESULTS
*Friday February 3
Lady Wolves 40 International School of Prague ‘B’ 14
Leading Scorers: Julia (8 points), Unna (6 points), Aga (6 points), Marysia (6 points)

Boys Wolves 45 International School of Prague ‘A’ 42
Leading Scorers: Niko (20 points), Adam (10 points)


*Saturday February 4
Lady Wolves 34 International School of Prague ‘A’ 19
Leading Scorers: Karolina (13 points), Unna (10 points)

Boys Wolves 43 International School of Prague ‘B’ 8
Leading Scorers: Seoungwoo (15 points), Adam (15 points)

Lady Wolves 41 International School of Prague ‘B’ 14
Leading Scorers: Karolina (12 points), Marysia (6 points)

Boys Wolves 32 International School of Prague ‘A’ 40
Leading Scorers: Gabriel (12 points), Piotr (6 points), Adam (6 points)

Lady Wolves 31 Berlin Brandenburg International School 14
Leading Scorers: Unna (15 points), Karolina (10 points)

Boys Wolves 41 Berlin Brandenburg International School 43
Leading Scorers: Niko (15 points), Michal (14 points)