Sunday, July 29, 2007

Piala Dato Seri Rafidah (KK Open) - Cagers All Star

Q4G sent a Cagers All Star team to compete in the Piala Dato Seri Rafidah Aziz (KK Open). The team comprises 7 Form Fours plus Cikgu Jimmy, Syafiq Noh 04, Que 05, Aliep 06 and Qassim 06. Yesterday, they won the first game against Freedom (Tsung Wah Private) 54 - 22. Syafiq Noh started the game with Mokri, Justin, Syahmi and Ammar. The Form Fours played much better compared to their disastrous Spritzer Cup tournament. The Cagers led 16 - 4 after the first quarter and 26 - 8 at the half. Syafiq Noh played well but having some difficulties in following Cagers' rhythm (too fast!!) Que and Cikgu Jimmy played sporadically due to lack of stamina. Aliep and Qassim will be joining them in the next game against Tsung Wah on the 11 August.

18 August

The Cagers All Star won their last group game against KK Market 68 - 35. With the win, the Cagers All Star top their group despite losing a game to Tsung Wah 29 - 48 last week. The Cagers All Star top the group on point difference. The Cagers All Star were represented by Jimmy 91, Que 05, Allif 06, Qassim 06 and the Form Fours.
The Cagers All Star played well with Qassim and Mokri hitting 8 three pointers. The Cagers All Star need to win by 16 points to progress further. Mr. Liew instructed the Cagers to play a full court 2-1-2, making the KK Market veteran team to work hard to bring the ball up. The plan worked when the KK Market players began to tire after the first Quarter. The Cagers All Star pulled away in the second quarter to lead by 25 points at the half. In the third quarter, KK Market tried to go for broke by using the full court press. The Cagers responded well by easily breaking the full court press and extended their lead to 30 points at the break. The KK Market players were a spent force in the last quarter and the Cagers All Star breezed thru and won the game 68 - 35. The locals spectators were impressed with the Cagers All Star. It was a different game compared to the loss to Tsung Wah. Qassim and Allif played a pivotal game by bringing a steady influence and shooting to the team.
The next game is the semifinal against the i-Gate Youth (a KK team). Mr. Liew is hoping to get Syafiq Noh 04 to join the team for the next game. The game will be on 23 August, Thursday at 9:15 pm at Kg. Liman Kati. The Final will be on Saturday 25 August at 8:00 pm, the same place.

Friday, July 20, 2007

The Cagers 07-11

The Cagers 07-11 with their coaches, Pari and Hilmi. They are progressing well, learning the basics of basketball (passing, dribbling and layups), while watching the senior team play. They started with 9 players. After the Kenduri Kesyukuran hosted by Rahmat's parents, the number increased to 19. I guess we have to do more kenduris in the future.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

MCKK choses basketball, Rugger & leadership

An article from NST. MCKK chooses basketball as one of their niches. Hopefully, it will come with all the support from all levels; from BOG to the Koleq administrators and PIBG. This would help Q-4-G to concentrate on building the Cagers instead of worrying about the financial aspect of it.

From archery to quizzes, top 30 pick what to excel in

The 30 top schools in the country will specialise in activities such as lawn ball, drama, wind orchestra and horse-riding, paving the way for a more creative and fun learning experience.

While the majority of the schools chose to excel in various sports, some opted for innovative areas such as leadership skills, public speaking, civil defence and historical quizzes.

Top-notch schools such as Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), SMK Penang Free and SMK St John — which are among the 30 cluster schools — have chosen to specialise in sports and school bands.

MCKK proposed rugby and basketball and leadership skills, while Penang Free opted for football, cricket, hockey and school band.

St John suggested archery, hockey and school band.
Others, such as the Orang Asli school of SK Pengkalan Tereh, have opted for swimming, while SK Ulu Lubai, located in the interiors of Sarawak, will improve its prowess in English and sports.

Religious schools such as SMKA Sheikh Abdul Malek and SMKA Sharifah Rodziah Melaka will strengthen their Tafsir al-Quran and nasyid activities respectively.

SJK (C) Keat Hwa is concentrating on Mandarin and Tamil school SJK (T) Simpang Lima is specialising in archery, football and choral speaking.

The cluster school list was announced last month. In a bid to boost schools with a track record of excellence, the first 30 schools from a list of 300, were given autonomous powers under the Education Ministry’s cluster-school concept in March.

The move aims to make selected schools less dependent on the rigid centralised education system and push them to greater heights.

They are expected to maintain high academic and co-curricular standards under the monitoring and guidance of the Clusters of Excellence advisory board.

Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said some schools had started developing their niche areas.

"We want them to be on par with Raffles Girls School in Singapore and other top schools in India and China," he said after unveiling the National Education Blueprint’s mid-year report card in parliament yesterday.