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Photo: King’s College – NSSSA 2022 Female Basketball Champions

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Dec. 21, 2022

The Punta Gorda Multi-Sports Complex was the venue last Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17, for the National Secondary Schools Sports Association (NSSSA) basketball championships, hosted by Toledo Community College and featuring the various regional champions of high school female and male basketball. And when it was all over, King’s College girls of Maskall Village and Sadie Vernon Technical boys of Belize City were crowned national high school basketball champions.

FEMALE CATEGORY

The regional champions representing their region in the female category were: Northern Region – King’s College; Central Region – Wesley College; Western Region – Sacred Heart College; and Southern Region – Delille Academy.

Playing in a simple knockout format, the opening female game on Friday saw King’s College defeating Wesley College, 23-17; and then it was Sacred Heart College gaining the 24-17 win over Delille Academy.

In the 3rd Place game on Saturday, Delille Academy prevailed, 21-15, over Wesley College.

And in the championship game, it was King’s College coming away with the 20-18 victory over Sacred Heart College.

MALE CATEGORY

Regional champions in the male category were: Northern Region – New Hope High School; Central Region – Sadie Vernon Technical; Western Region – Sacred Heart College; and Southern Region – Stann Creek Ecumenical High.

In the knockout opener on Friday morning, Sadie Vernon dropped New Hope High, 73-54; and in the afternoon, it was Stann Creek Ecumenical with the 52-41 win over Sacred Heart College.

The 3rd Place game on Saturday morning saw Sacred Heart College prevailing, 46-41, over New Hope High.

And in championship game in the afternoon, Belize City’s Sadie Vernon Technical won, 72-60, over Stann Creek Ecumenical.

AWARDS

The NSSSA Executive Committee issued 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place team trophies and individual medals for both female and male categories in the awards ceremony following the last game. Receiving the MVP award for the females was Aldaeshuny Dixon who led the scoring for King’s College, while top scorer for Sadie Vernon Tech, Keon Rowland received the MVP award for the males.

(Information courtesy William Ysaguirre)

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