The Griffins U16 Boys basketball team stormed into the Semi finals with a decisive 87-39 victory over DESC. The Griffins intensity was too much for the visitors and with all 12 Griffin players getting considerable playing time it was a consistent performance. Ethan Blom led all scorers with 26 points and his fast break execution caused issues for DESC early on. The Griffin’s centres, Philip, Sheryas and Kyriakos also combined for 30 points. The depth of the GCS squad is probably one of it’s strongest assets, with 10 players getting points on the scoreboard.
What comes next is the biggest basketball match in GCS history and the winner will be in the Dubai Final. The Griffins victory has set up a thrilling Semi-Final tie with rivals, and Taaleem partner school, Uptown School. In their last 2 meetings Uptown have come out on top and the Griffins will be looking to change the status quo in this contest. The game will tip-off at 4:15 PM in the Sports Hall on Wednesday 22nd November, all are welcome.
Contributed by: Matt Christensen