MIS team excel in Moro basketball tourney     

12Mar 2019
The Guardian
MIS team excel in Moro basketball tourney     

MOROGORO International School (MIS) basketball team held sway in a competition, which was held at the Muslim University of Morogoro (MUM) court last weekend.

Morogoro International School (MIS)'s basketball team’s player, Marvin Wanzagi (2nd L), poses for picture with his counterpart from Kizuka Secondary School team, Dominick Hwaya (2nd R), after the completion of a competition organized by Wooter Apparel Company in the region last weekend. Others are MIS team’s coach, Joseph Assey (L), and Kizuka Secondary School team’s coach, McDonald Mwagu. PHOTO: MICHAEL SIKAPUNDWA

Wooter Apparel Company organized the event, which brought together basketball teams from several secondary schools in the region.

The MIS squad produced the best defender in Marvin Wanzagi, who excelled in an encounter with Kizuka Secondary School team, which though, ended with the latter cruising to a win over the former.

Kizuka Secondary School team’s player, Dominick Hwaya, was presented with the best scorer prize, as he slotted in 30 points and steered his outfit to the victory.

The MIS team, which was mostly made up of young players, put spirited displays throughout the four quarters of the game, much as the outfit lost the match.

Wanzagi saw to it his team blocked shots by Kizuka Secondary School team, who could have otherwise come out with a bigger win.

Joseph Assey, the MIS team’s coach, disclosed his team had been taking part in games against outfits made up of more experienced players in a bid to improve their performance.

"My team’s guard, Alaqmar Abizar, is, for instance, targeting to turn into professional player, that's why he managed to play against experienced opponents,” he said.

Kizuka Secondary School team's coach McDonald Mwagu, disclosed his player, Dominick Hwaya, excelled in the event thanks to intensive training he has been participating in with his team mates.

The squad, as noted by Mwagu, has been attending morning and evening training sessions.

"Hwaya started training when he was in Form One, he has as well been having fitness training on his own,” the coach noted.

Mwagu disclosed the training regime helped his team put solid showing throughout the four quarters and score with ease.

"MIS team is blessed with young, talented players but they lack strengths to last all quarters, the situation was an advantage to my team that attended morning and evening drills," he said.

The coach, moreover, said young basketball players need to take a leaf from Hwaya’s book in an effort to boost their performance.

"Most of young players presently ignore their team’s coach's instructions, they consequently fail to achieve success,” he disclosed.

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