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Boys' varsity basketball team to compete in Taiwan in July
Posted 06/29/2017 03:17PM

Read the SF Examiner story on the trip here.

The Wildcat boys' varsity basketball team will spend a week in Taipei, Taiwan, where they will compete against teams there. The games will be broadcast live on Fox TV Taiwan and Fox Sports website.

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.

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