Over weekend leave, Merchiston’s basketball team flew over to sunny Barcelona. After touching down in the Spanish capital, the boys had some free time to relax before the game against CB Calafel that evening. “It was a tight game which went right down to the wire, but unfortunately, we weren’t able to seal the victory and the game ended up with a score of 54-50” says Oscar.
The next day, the team explored the city and visited many famous landmarks, such as the Sagrada Familia cathedral. After sightseeing, they prepared themselves for their next game against the American School of Barcelona. “After a solid first quarter we found ourselves with a comfortable lead but we got too comfortable and the opposition fought back, nonetheless we were able to hang on and eventually won the game 38-30” says Dan.
The boys were on a continued high with Porta Ventura planned for the next day and what an adrenaline-filled day it was! They headed back to the hotel for their final night before flying back home the next morning. “Our thanks must go to Mr Sanford and Mrs Marshall for accompanying us on the trip and also Mr McCann for organising such a great tour!”