Athletes in the News
The SI's boys' varsity basketball team defeated Neng-Ren Home Economic & Commercial Vocational High School 91-67 in the team's first game in their schedule playing in the SongShan Cup, an invitational tournament comprising teams from Taiwan and Japan.
Coach Marcaletti noted that the team is playing by FIBA international rules with a different-sized ball and a 24-second shot clock that resets to 15 seconds on rebound. Coaches can't call time outs during play. Following the first game, fans took photos with the SI players. Between 600 and 800 fans packed the gym to watch the game.
The games will be broadcast live on Fox TV Taiwan and Fox Sports website but geographic restrictions may apply.
Game times are 15 hours ahead of PDT:
- 7/7 6:30 p.m. vs Neng-Ren Home Economic and Commercial Vocational High School, New Taipei City
- 7/8 10 a.m. vs Kao-Yuan Senior High School of Technology and Commerce, Kaohsiung & 5:20 p.m. vs Nike U20 All Stars
- 7/9 2 p.m. vs Tai-Shan Senior High School, New Taipei City & 7 p.m. vs Kaohsiung Municipal Sanmin Home Economics & Commerce Vocational High School, Kaohsiung
- 7/10 10 a.m. vs Fukuoka Daiichi High School, Japan & 7 p.m. vs Nan-Shan High School, New Taipei City
- 7/11 4:30 p.m. vs Taipei Municipal Song-Shan Senior High School, Taipei City
Head Coach Rob Marcaletti '96 noted that his team "values the educational experience this trip will present. We will visit may local museums, local markets, buildings and sites while interacting within the city of Taipei. The experience of submerging ourselves in a new city half way across the world while eating their food, attempting to speak their language will give our players an opportunity to understand first-hand a culture very different from their own."
Marcaletti also thanked SongShan in Taiwan for inviting the team to participate in the SongShan cup in Taipei and sponsoring the athletes and their chaperones.
In addition to Marcaletti, six other adults will accompany the 15 students including SI Chinese teacher Irene Wong, Mrs. Marcaletti, Coach Alejandro Thomas, Coach Jamal Baugh, Coach Mack and Coach Murray.