MPW Birmingham 24 v 40 Abbey College
MPW students and staff always welcome an occasion to reveal their sporting skills and demonstrate their sportsmanship. MPW’s first basketball game against Birmingham’s Abbey College was one such opportunity. The Doug Ellis Sports Centre was the venue for the game and both teams were made up of international students.
The basketball game proved to be an exciting event. MPW had a fantastic first quarter and took an early lead thanks to some great baskets from players, Taylor and Vincent. Quarter two was much closer but there was an excellent three pointer from MPW student, Ewan. Then, in the third quarter, Abbey’s players were very strong and took a fifteen point lead but in quarter four MPW came back with enough strength to reduce the deficit to eleven points.
The game’s final score was MPW 29 - Abbey 40. MPW’s points were scored by Ewan (8), Taylor (12) and Vincent (9) and there was an excellent defensive performance from Martin Ma. Even so, the game was played with exceptional sportsmanship and to a very high level of skill from both colleges. It is hoped to make the game an annual event and MPW look forward to the re-match next year!