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St. Joseph Primary School girls are the National Primary Schools Basketball champions Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 November 2017 00:00

The 2016-2017 National Primary Schools Basketball competition came to an end on Friday 3rd November, 2017, with the championship games played at the St. John’s College Gymnasium.

The schools that competed in the girls’ competition were St. Francis Xavier School (Corozal Town), La Inmaculada School (Orange Walk Town), St. Joseph Primary School (Belize City), Santa Elena Primary School (Santa Elena), Forest Home Methodist School (Toledo) and Holy Family School (Hopkins Village).

In the girls’ championship game, St. Joseph Primary School defeated Holy Family Roman Catholic School by the score of 23-8 to become the National Primary Schools Basketball Champions. The top scorer for St. Joseph Primary School was Briah Clarke with 19 points while the top scorer for Holy Family RC School was Shendra Casimiro with 8 points.

In the third place game, Santa Elena Primary School defeated La Inmaculada Primary School by the score of 9-8. The top scorer for Santa Elena Primary School was Jahriah Arnold with 5 points and the top scorer for La Inmaculada School was Nissan Martinez with 8 points.

In the first game of the semi-finals, St. Joseph Primary School defeated Santa Elena Primary School by the score of 23-12. The top scorer for St. Joseph Primary School was Briah Clarke with 16 points and the top scorers for Santa Elena Primary School were Calvina Rojas and Keelyn Lewis with 4 points each.

In the second semi-final game, Holy Family School defeated La Inmaculada School by the score of 6-3. The top scorers for Holy Family School were Shendra Casimiro, Shadette Lino and Tiana Martinez with 2 points each, while the top scorer for La Inmaculada School was Nissan Martinez with 2 points.

In the first game of the girls’ competition, Santa Elena Primary School won over Forest Home Methodist School by the score of 2-0. The top scorer for Santa Elena Primary School was Delisha Clark with 2 points.

In game two, St. Joseph Primary School won over St. Francis Xavier School by the score of 22-12. The top scorer for St. Joseph Primary School was Briah Clarke with 16 points while the top scorers for Forest Home Methodist School were Helen Rong and Ayana Puerto with 2 points each.

In game three, Holy Family Primary School defeated Forest Home Methodist School by the score of 25-0. The top scorer for Holy Family Primary School was Shendra Casimiro with 13 points.

In the fourth game of the girls’ competition, St. Joseph Primary School won over La Inmaculada Primary School by the score of 19-3. The top scorer for St. Joseph Primary School was Briah Clarke with 18 points while the top scorer for La Inmaculada School was Nissan Martinez with 2 points.

In game five, Holy Family School defeated Santa Elena Primary School by the score of 21-0. The top scorer for Holy Family School was Shendra Casimiro with 15 points.

And in the final game of the girls’ regular competition, La Inmaculada School defeated St. Francis Xavier School by the score of 10-3. The top scorer for La Inmaculada School was Nissan Martinez with 6 points while the top scorer for St. Francis Xavier was Helen Rong with 2 points.

At the end of the competition, Briah Clarke of St. Joseph Primary School was named the Most Valuable Player of the competition.

We say congratulations to all the student-athletes that competed in the championship.