30 Oct 2017 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 30 OCT (NAMPA) Young Beasts and The Janitors from the Khomas Region dominated the national 3x3 basketball tournament on Saturday at the Basketball Artists School in Katutura.
In the female category, Young Beasts won all four of their games with an average of 14,5 points, accumulating a final score of 58 points.
On their way to the final, Young Beasts beat Living the Dream 20-0, following it up with a victory over Technical Basketball Academy (TBA) Queens by 21-3.
Ball Babes were next to fall, going down 9-7 in the final group stage match. Ball Babes and Young Beasts met again in the final, with the latter emerging victorious by an 8-0 score line.
In the male category, The Janitors were also in great form as they won the five games with an average score of 12,2 points, accumulating 61 points in total.
After beating Omaruru Boys 14-2, The Janitors went on to defeat Prhistking 11-6 and then followed it up with a 14-9 win against Team DGK before ending the group stage with a 13-1 win over The Landlords.
In the final, The Janitors defeated TBA Tax Collectors 9-8.
By winning their respective categories, Young Beasts and The Janitors automatically qualify to represent Namibia at the National Finals 3x3 Young Lions Cup in Botswana scheduled for 29 November 2017.
Namibias 3x3 National Coordinator, Penda Hamata will serve as the competition director there.
Namibia Basketball Federation (NBF) Development Officer, Malakia Matias described the tournament as a success, saying all the teams from the regions participated.
Ninety per cent of the players who played are registered with FIBA (International Basketball Federation), meaning all the games they played gave them points, which is good for their rankings, Matias said.
Seven female teams and nine male teams participated in the tournament.
He said the attendance from fans was also impressive, while sponsorships came from OTB Sports, Streethouse and Fresh FM.