General — 01 November 2017
St. Joseph girls and St. Martin’s boys are Belize District Primary School Basketball Champions 2017

Nationals on Friday at SJC Gym

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 30, 2017–The finals of the Belize District Primary School Basketball Tournament 2017 were held today at the Swift Hall gym in Belize City, where 4 male and 4 female teams participated in a simple knockout format.

Participating teams representing their respective divisions in the Belize District were:

FEMALE (F): Division A – St. Joseph RC (Belize City) and Belize Rural Primary (Belize Rural); Division B – Central Christian (Belize City) and San Pedro RC (San Pedro.

MALE (M): Division A – St. Ignatius (Belize City) and Belize Rural Primary (Belize Rural); Division B – St. Martin De Porres (Belize City) and Holy Cross Anglican (San Pedro).

In game 1 today, (F) Belize Rural defeated Central Christian, 8-0, with Joan Kelly and Nadine Humble netting 4 points each. Game 2 saw (M) St. Ignatius crushing Holy Cross Anglican, 18-3, with Kyle Castillo leading St. Ignatius with 12 pts, while Jonathan Miranda got all 3 pts for Holy Cross Anglican. In game 3, (F) it was St. Joseph RC shutting out San Pedro RC, 18-0, with Briah Clarke scoring all 18 pts for the winners. And in game 4, (M) St. Martin De Porres cruised to a 43-19 win over Belize Rural Primary. Tarique Solis led St. Martin’s with 16 pts, while Lebron Broaster had 9 pts for Belize Rural Primary.

In the female (F) championship match, Briah Clarke scored 12 points, to lead St. Joseph RC to a 14-6 victory over Belize Rural Primary, while Nadine Humble, Kiara McFadzean and Joan Kelly netted 2 pts apiece for Belize Rural Primary.

And in the male (M) championship game, Tarique Solis scored 18 pts to lead St. Martin De Porres to a 40-34 win over St. Ignatius, whose Kyle Castillo led all scorers with 19 pts in a losing effort.

St. Joseph RC School females and St. Martin De Porres School males will represent the Belize District at the National Primary School Basketball Championships, to be held in Belize City at the SJC Gym this Friday, November 3.

(Information courtesy Ms. Barbara Cadle, Bze. Dist. Sports Coordinator, NSC)

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