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  • Spring Break from April 8th-12th.
  • HSSC Baseball Game @Samsung Lions Park on April 4th.
  • [HS] Friendly Match Soccer vs. DMHS @Camp Walker on April 2nd.
  • Don't forget your spirit shirts on Friday.
The Student News Site of Daegu International School

Jets Flyover

The Student News Site of Daegu International School

Jets Flyover

Varsity basketball seizes the crown in Gyeongnam

High school boys win SKAC trophy for the first time in a decade
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Nadia Woo
After a steal, Juan Cortez (number 19) goes for a fast break and pushes towards the basket. HIS defender hustles back and attempts a hard block. Juan manages to shoulder the opponent and go up for a strong layup.

The Jets high school boys’ basketball team visited the Gyeongnam Samcheonpo gym for the SKAC Finals hosted by Gyeongnam International Foreign School (GIFS) on Feb. 28. Seven varsity and JV teams crashed down for an intense day of competition: DIS, GIFS, Busan Foreign School (BFS), International School of Busan (ISB), Handong International School (HIS), Atherton International School (AIS), and Global Prodigy Academy (GPA). 

As a small campus, GIFS outsourced the space for the tourney. The rented basketball court and the overloaded schedule proved an issue for the rushed tournament with 17 matches packed in a day. Each game lasted 26 minutes with 13-minute halves. Additionally, the hardwood floor lacked traction, and the three-point lines failed to meet the standardized high school range.

Despite the setbacks, varsity jumped into their first game against BFS, a previous KISAC opponent. The Sharks did not stand a chance against the Jets as DIS won 31-6. Captain Dylan Wang dropped 13 points and grabbed 8 boards.

Next up, the squad faced HIS, a team shrouded in mystery. No SKAC team faced them up to this point in the season. And due to the confusion in the schedule, DIS hoopsters showed up late with not enough time to warm up for this second match. Tensions escalated as the 190+ cm center stepped onto the court for Handong. As a common stereotype of basketball players, ironically height meant nothing for their big man, Josiah Collier. HIS failed to live up to expectations, and DIS crushed with the final score 24-15. 

Subsequently, the schedule included a round-robin matchup against ISB. However, under the coaches’ agreement, the two teams headed straight into the finals as they secured the top one and two seeds of the tourney. 

The long-awaited battle began. Both sides locked down on defense and pushed each other to their limits. The Bears fought aggressively, but the Jets found their footing and struck back with greater force. The game came down to just two points with 15.5 seconds left on the clock: 19-17 DIS in the lead. Shooting guard Justin Son sunk a free throw to make it a three-point game: 20-17. With the clock remaining in the Bears’ paws, ISB chucked up a three-pointer in hopes of a swish. The ball rimmed off the hoop and the varsity wore gold for the first time in a decade.

Watch the highlight video for all three varsity matches of the SKAC Finals:

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“Elated, I felt very excited for all the players because of the time that we put in. A year ago or even two or three years ago, we didn’t have basketball for multiple years during Covid. Last year our teams were not all that successful. All the players have put in lots of time before and during the season so I was elated for them to get the championship,” said Mr. Kaschub, DIS coach.

JV also performed to their best. They progressed without any defeat even with their biggest struggle against GPA. JV declared first in the round-robin and advanced to the finals. The last face-off brought the Jets a rematch against GPA. They gave it their all, but physical disadvantages posed a significant challenge. The game ended with 14-10 on the board: a silver for junior varsity. 

In the end, Dylan Wang, Juan Cortez, and Ethan Rossmeisl received all-tournament team medals along with the gold and the trophy, which all members of the varsity earned. The end of the 10-year drought marked the season finale. DIS basketball looks to hold the title next year as defending champions. Strong underclassmen will return as varsity stars in December 2024.

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About the Contributors
Ethan Rossmeisl, Sports Editor
From Varsity Basketball star to a Model United Nations delegate, Ethan Rossmeisl committed himself as an active member of the DIS community for a decade. His love of athletics makes him a perfect fit for reporting DIS Sports as a new writer for the Jets Flyover. With his wide range of talents, Ethan dominates all grounds. His leadership positions as Chess club president and all-star medalist in KISAC have taught him invaluable lessons on dedication and he hopes to bring this determination and hard-working attitude to his writing.

Nadia Woo, Writer
Nadia Woo, a senior at DIS, decides to wrap up her high school career with a final hoorah. The title of Jets Flyover staff writer adds to her legacy. She derives inspiration from a wide variety of her life experiences and hobbies, from live concerts to cozy video games. She delights in meeting people from diverse perspectives across the world and always surges at the chance to overcome her own ignorance. After years of longing for an outlet to express herself, she finally bursts onto the scene, vowing to leave no leaf unturned in her quest to bring people together exploiting the art of journalism.

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  • M

    MinjuMar 28, 2024 at 7:29 pm

    Lets go jets!

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    EmilyMar 28, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    Let’s go Jets!

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    Daniel. KimMar 28, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    Nice job jets! The pictures are great!

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    PyoMar 28, 2024 at 7:26 pm

    Nice job jets.Good job bringing the trophies.

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    nwooMar 28, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    wow great photos!

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    Joseph BeckMar 28, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    Let’s go jets! Good job!

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    [email protected]Mar 26, 2024 at 3:44 pm

    LET’S GO JETSSSS

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