It was all smiles for Dubai English Speaking College’s (DESC) Under-12A girls’ basketball team as they clinched the Dubai Affiliated School Sport Association (DASSA) league trophy.
The 18-8 victory over Dubai College, skippered and inspired by Hana Sultan in the final, capped a remarkable season in which they won all of their six matches and conceded just 46 points.
Having topped the group with wins over JESS Ranches (34-14), Jabal Ali (43-9) and Kent College (39-2), they kept the momentum going with victories over Uptown School (22-8) and Repton School (30-5) to book their place in the final. Among the players to stand out were Charlotte Busteed, who was the team’s top-scorer, and point guards Sandra Samaan and Caitlin Attard.
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There was more reason to celebrate for Attard, who was named Most Valuable Player of the Season at the school’s junior sports awards.
Coach Alan Foster said: “Our season has been exceptional and full credit not only goes to the players but the parents who have supported us both home and away.”