We lost our game, but still proud of our team efforts: Masaea


DESPITE the loss in in their final game against Tonga, Alex Masaea, a thirty-year-old player representing the Solomon Islands in men’s basketball at the Pacific Games, remains proud of his team’s efforts.

In an interview with Island Sun, he expressed confidence about the future, emphasizing the young potential players on the team.

“Our tournament may have ended, but this is not the end for us.

“The future of basketball in the Solomon Islands is still promising, and we believe we can make a positive impact in future tournaments,” Masaea said.

Masaea’s teammates, Max and Kalita, shared similar sentiments, expressing happiness with the team’s performance. They see the loss as a challenge that will motivate them to push forward rather than setback.

“While we had hoped for a victory, the loss serves as a stepping stone for us,” Max explained. “It’s a part of our journey, and we are determined to learn from it and grow. There’s more to come in the future, and we’re ready for the challenge.”

Despite ending their campaign at the 2023 Pacific Games in the 8th position, the Solomon Islands 5×5 Basketball men’s team remains focused on the positive aspects of their experience.

The 83-59 loss to Tonga in the 7/8 position classification match at the friendship hall today is viewed as a valuable lesson and an opportunity for growth.

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