三月十七日，早春时节，万物勃发，SSSA U13 男子篮球赛正是在这样一个美好的花季拉开了帷幕。协和万源 “狼之队” 七年级的篮球小将们，在姜教练的带领下，再次代表校队出战了！
On March 17th, the SSSA U13 Boys Basketball game kicked off a beautiful spring. Players from SUIS Wanyuan Wolves, led by coach Mr. Jiang, once again represented our school to attend this competition.
参加这次篮球赛的除了我们协和万源的 “狼之队” 外，还聚集了来自协和古北校区、协和教科校区、包玉刚学校及宋庆龄学校的四支球队。比赛还没正式开始，紧张的气氛已经在空气中弥漫开了，各队队员都在热身，教练也在做最后的战术安排，因为谁都想在这次比赛中拔得头筹。
In addition to the Wolves from SUIS Wanyuan Campus, this basketball competition also gathered four teams from SUIS Gubei Campus, SUIS Jiaoke Campus, YK Pao School, and the Soong Ching Ling School. The game had not yet started but atmosphere was already quite tense. Players were warming up and coaches were also making final tactics because everyone wants to win the championship.
因为是 U13 （13岁以下）的比赛，有年龄限制，我们校队未能尽遣全部队员上场，这次出战的是控球后卫陈锭坤，小前锋朱厉安，大前锋闻卿禄，得分后卫孙越，中锋徐浩真。因为只有5名队员，这就意味着如果打入决赛，我们这5名队员就要连打6场比赛，中间没有任何替补上场的可能，看着替补席上空空的凳子，5名队员深知今天的比赛不光要有出众的技术和充足的体能，更要有团队的合作和坚忍的毅力。
With age restrictions of U13 (under 13 years old), some younger players from the school team couldn’t attend this competition. There were only five players on the school team, point guard Chen Dingkun, small forward Zhu Li’an, power forward Wen Qinglu, shooting guard Sun Yue and center forward Xu Haozhen. It means that if they reach the finals, these five players have to play six games in a row. There was no substitutional player on the bench, so all players knew that this game required not only superior skills and sufficient physical strength, but also cooperation and perseverance.
The final opponent is the team from Soong Ching Ling School, which is also a very strong rival. They excelled in the give and go cooperation and fast break. Coach Mr. Jiang had developed a well-directed strategy before the game, which aimed to break their solid offensive line, and our scorings would be greatly improved. At the very beginning, Chen Yinkun quickly broke through and got a fast running shot. Then, Zhu Li’an and Wen Qinglu combined for scores with tacit cooperation. Sun Yue had several steals and fast attack, while Xu Haozhen played defense and achieved many block shots, so that opponent’s strategy had been destroyed. Finally, our school team won the championship and Chen Dingkun, with excellent performance and skills, won the MVP of this game.
With cooperation and useful strategies, Wolves won the finals. Young players and coach Mr. Jiang were both excited and proud. This honor belongs not only to five players, but also to our school team and entire SUIS Wanyuan Campus!
On March.29th, Saturday, Shanghai High School hosted the Girls’ Basketball competition between our school and other schools.
伴随着大家加油打气的声音，第一场比赛开始了。传球，运球，上篮！一次次连贯的动作使得大家以 20:2 的好成绩轻而易举地夺得胜利。
With a great cheer, the first game began. Pass, dribble, lay up! The movements were just so coherent that we won easily with the good score: 20:2.
欢呼雀跃后，又迎来了第二场比赛。对方是我们多次交战的老对手 —— 包玉刚学校。她们一个个人高马大，技术高超，但我们并没有气馁，而是竭尽所能，不断地尝试着得分。但遗憾的是，仍以 5:12 的成绩败北。
Then came the second game. The opponents were Yk Pao, who beat us several times. The players were taller and stronger than us. Their skills were great too. This time, we tried our best to win points. Finally, we still lost with score of 5:12.
We re-gained our confidence, and then went to the third game. We were playing with SUIS Gubei Campus. The ball kept alternate between the two teams. It was spinning on the basket again and again. There were cheers from everywhere. YES! WE MADE IT! 24:11. We made it to the finals. There was a gap between the preliminary and the finals. We had a shooting competition and a skill competition. Our team captain won the shooting competition and a member of Shanghai High School won the other one.
The best part was coming. It was the final between our school and YK Pao. After hearing the whistling, everyone turned intense immediately, and tried their best. We kept running and running. Unfortunately, the first place didn’t belong to us. We got second place, which was also awesome! We also learned a lot after losing. I hope that we can still breakthrough ourselves and get brilliant scores next time! Let’s go! WOLVES!