Hammarby Basket DU19 took part at the USM tournament which was took place in the industrial city of Norrkoping. Our team departed from Gullmarsplan torget at 8.30 on Saturday by a mini-bus and a car owned by a parent. We arrived at Norrköping around 10.15 and we took advantage of our early arrival to eat all together a quick breakfast.
We arrived at 11.00 at the Stadium Arena where the match between Norköpping Dolphins vs. Tureberg Basket had already begun. We were happy to watch a very interesting game which was a tought game from the beginning to the last second.
Our first game was against IK EOS Lund. Many parents attended the game to support the team. The final score was 34 for Hammarby and 83 for IK EOS. Our best player during this game was Stina Jönsson.
After the game some of us went to explore the city, while others went to the hotel to get some rest. Some did both. Our next game was at 19.30 but we decided to return earlier to the Stadium Arena to watch the game that was scheduled before ours. The game between IK EOS vs. Norköpping Dolphins was again a good game and the winning team was the later one.
Our match against Tureberg Basket resulted in our defeat by 31 points vs 105. Stina Jönsson was again our best player.
Afterwards we returned to the hotel to eat and rest for the next day.
On Sunday morning, we ate breakfast all together at the hotel and then we went to the Stadium Arena. We watched the game between Tureberg vs. IK EOS, another interesting game where the winning team was Tureberg Basket.
At 12.30 our game started and we played against the home team Norrkoping Dolphins. The final score was 32 for Hammarby vs. 99 for Norrkoping Dolphins. Our best played for this game was Mira Schönning.
The team did their best and tried a lot during all three games that we played for this tournament. We had also planned to watch all together the game Sweden vs. Denmark for the qualifiers for FIBA Women’s Eurobasket 2025 the same day, after our game. We really enjoyed the match and we were really happy that Sweden was the winner. When the game finished we returned to Stockholm all together.