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Louisiana Gov’t girls and Wesley Upper boys are 2020 National Primary School Basketball Champions

BELIZE CITY, Tues. Mar. 10, 2020– Coordinated by the National Sports Council (NSC), the National Primary School Basketball Championship tournament was held on Friday, March 6, at Mexico Sports Center in Belize City, where 3 regional/district champions in the female and male categories participated in a round-robin first round, with the top two teams then clashing for the championship.

San Antonio Government School girls – National Primary School Female Basketball Sub-Champions 2020

FEMALE TEAMS: San Antonio Government (Corozal); Louisiana Government (Orange Walk); Holy Ghost RC (Stann Creek).

MALE TEAMS: Wesley Upper (Belize); St. Peter Claver RC (Toledo); St. Alphonsus RC (Stann Creek).

Wesley Upper School boys – National Primary School Male Basketball Champions 2020

In the Female round-robin games, Louisiana Gov’t defeated San Antonio Gov’t, 6-2; San Antonio Gov’t won, 11-10, over Holy Ghost RC; and Louisiana Gov’t won, 18-11, over Holy Ghost RC.

In the Male round-robin, Wesley Upper defeated St. Alphonsus RC, 48-14; Wesley Upper beat St. Peter Claver RC, 43-18; and St. Alphonsus RC won, 22-13, over St. Peter Claver RC.

St. Alphonsus RC boys – National Primary School Male Basketball Sub-Champions 2020

In the Female championship game, Louisiana Government School defeated San Antonio Government School, 12-7. Top scorer for Louisiana Gov’t was Elva Nunes with 6 points; while Sarina Gilharry scored 3 points for San Antonio Gov’t.

Elva Nunes – Female MVP

And in the Male championship game, the awesome Wesley Upper School blew out St. Alphonsus RC School, 48-14. Top scorer for Wesley Upper was James Saldano with 14 points; while St. Alphonsus RC was led by Rupert Cardinez with 7 points.

Wesley’s James Saldano top scored with 14 points in the championship game.

Female MVP for the tournament was Elva Nunes of Louisiana Government School (Orange (Walk).

Male MVP was Thomas Garcia of Wesley Upper School (Belize City).
(Information courtesy Mrs. Barbara Cadle Lanza of NSC)

Thomas Garcia – Male MVP

(Amandala Sports Ed. Note: This Wesley Upper team is awesome indeed, outscoring their opponents by a whopping 139-46 in the 3 games they played on Friday.)

Feature photo: Louisiana Government School girls – National Primary School Female Basketball Champions 2020 (Photos: William Ysaguirre)


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