Intra-Faculty Basketball Part 2 – Completed

Despite an overcast sky, a weather forecast of 60% chance of thunderstorms and a damp floor that had to be overcome with rollers and newspapers, the Faculty of Medicine Shield (FMS) Intra-Faculty Games – Basketball was successfully concluded this day.

Unfortunately, the turnout was far less than the previous attempt (which ended in rain). The M5s had 7 people, the M4s 7, the M3s 9 and the M2s a slightly better number.

The champions are… -drumroll-
the M5s, who defeated convincingly, by sizable margins, the M3s, M2s and M4s, in that order (the M1s failed to send a team). The final game was played between the M5s and M4s, who defeated the M3s 12-11 in an exciting nailbiter of a game.

They suffered poor fortune, however. One last member of the M4s had a left calf cramp with minutes left in the final game against the M5s. Even worse, two of the M4s sustained serious injuries. The tallest member, XK, had a fracture-dislocation of his right wrist during his first game and had to go straight to NUH A&E. Another member, one that plays basketball regularly on Sundays with the M5s, suffered a dislocation/subluxation of his right shoulder during the final game against the M5s.

J. has a nasty habit of getting injured, ranging from hip strains to multiple abrasions, in all the basketball games of previous years. This year, he is pleased to buck the trend.

And there’s that for his participation in intra-faculty games. It’s nice to win on the final year, the last time they won was 3 years ago in M2 (with 6 members).

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