St. Catherine Academy is Back-to- Back National Basketball Champions Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 December 2012 00:00

St.The 2012-2013 National Secondary Schools Sports Association National Basketball Championship came to an end on Saturday, December 15th, 2012, at the Independence High School in Independence Village in the Belize District.

The championship commenced on Friday, December 14th, 2012 with two games in the female competition. The schools that participated in the championship are from the northern region, New Hope High School (NHHS), from the western region, Belmopan Comprehensive High School, from the southern region, Delille Academy and from the central region, defending champions St. Catherine Academy.

On Saturday, December 15th, in the female championship game, St. Catherine Academy defeated Delille Academy by the score 23-21.  The top scorers for St. Catherine Academy were Gilda Estrada with 14 points and Indie Dixon with  5 points, while the top scorers for  Delille Academy were Moesha Enriquez with 10 points and Shayama Caliz with 7 points.

In the third place game, Belmopan Comprehensive High School defeated New Hope High School by the score of 16-14. The top scorers for Belmopan Comprehensive High School were N. Lewis and A. Gonzalez with 8 points each. For New Hope High School, the top scorers were Emma Doherty with 7 points and Danielle Reneau with 5 points.

On Friday, December 14th in the first of the two games played, St. Catherine Academy defeated Belmopan Comprehensive School by the score of 31-22. The top scorers for St. Catherine Academy were Gilda Estrada with 15 points and Indie Dixon with 9 points. For Belmopan Comprehensive High School, the top scorers were A. Gonzalez and C. Kalu with 8 points each.

In the second female game, Delille Academy defeated New Hope High School by the score of 22-12. The top scorers for Delille Academy were Shayama Caliz with 13 points and Moesha Enriquez with 6 points, while the top scorer for New Hope High School was Danielle Reneau with 11 points.

At the end of the championship, Gilda Estrada of St. Catherine Academy, who scored 29 points in the tournament, was named the Most Valuable Player.