Author: Hyun Taek Lim

Down by 10, Lions Roar Back to Topple Amman Academy

The boys’ Varsity Basketball team’s 70-68 victory over Amman Academy tonight, as some of the players describe it, was a “surprise,” and “unexpected.” The game was close, and the outcome remained uncertain until—literally—the last second. But there was one person who had a very good feeling the Lions were going to win. A certain Nihal senior, who requested anonymity, believed so strongly that the boys had it in them, perhaps more than Coaches Derek and Iyad, or even the players themselves, that he placed a whopping bet (of a three-figure sum, he later claimed) on the Lions to defeat the Amman Academy Knights and bring home the 2016 Amman Athletic Conference cup.