On Nut – The Senior Seahawks took on the Lions of Ramkamhaeng Adventist International School (RAIS) in a pair of non-league games Friday afternoon.
In the girls match-up, it was a battle between Wells’ speed and RAIS’ size, with the smaller, but quicker Seahawks getting the better of the much larger Lions. Despite being outrebounded, the home team put up a strong defense that frustrated their visitors, allowing just 7 points in the first quarter and none in the second. And, behind the sharpshooting of senior captain Ping “Kieren” Wu Yeh, Wells built a lead of 15-7 by halftime.
However, after the break, the girls let their guard down a bit to allow the Lions to inch a bit closer in the 3rd quarter to come within 3 points at 15-12. However, that’s as close as it would get as the Seahawks defense and offense woke back up, outscoring the Lions 14-5 to close the game with a final score of 29-17.
Kieren led all scorers with 9 points, followed by Junior guard Nivan Narula with 8 points. Senior center Nok led the visiting Lions with 7 points.
In the second game, the Senior Boys showed vast improvement from the previous year’s blowout loss to the Lions. However, playing the game with middle school, freshmen and sophomore guards, the Seahawk’s relative youth and inexperience was too much of a disadvantage, as the visitors easily overpowered their hosts. Effectively converting on easy lay-ups, the Lions outscored the Seahawks 17-3 and 17-6 in the first two quarter to build an insurmountable 34-9 halftime lead.
The home boys did make a mini-run to start off the 3rd quarter and, in fact, outscored the Lions 12-7. But with a shooting percentage of less than 25% for the game, a win was just not in the cards. Contributing to the final score of 54-29 was 8th grade guard Yueh “Kevin” Ting Han with 10 points, followed by 9th grade guard Kao “Jim” Chin with 7 points including one 3-pointer. Leading the way for the Lions was Ou with 17 points, followed by Skon with 13 points.