Shifidi and DHPS win Basketball School League final

04 Oct 2018 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 04 OCT (NAMPA) – Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School and Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) were crowned champions of the Under-19 girls and boys school basketball league respectively over the weekend.
The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) initiated the Namibian Basketball School League for the year 2018, which is played in three different towns - Windhoek, Grootfontein and Ongwediva, so there can be an active school league in every region.
On Saturday in the boys’ final between DHPS and Khomasdal’s Dawid Bezuidenhout High School, DHPS were too strong for their opponents as they thrashed them 62-35 to be crowned champions in that division.
In the U-19 girls’ division, Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School were crowned champions after beating DHPS, while Dawid Bezuidenhout High School took home the bronze medal.
Speaking to Nampa on Thursday, NBF member Malakia Matias said the Khomas school league started in March this year and caters for U-11, U-14, U-16 and U-19 boys and girls.
“The Khomas league saw up to 25 schools register in various age categories. Over 448 registered players participated in the school league,” he said.
Mathias said from 15 September 2018, the NBF finalised the U-16 boys’ and girls’ divisions, with Concordia College crowned champions in the girls division and Dawid Bezuidenhout champions in the boys division.
A statement availed to Nampa by the NBF on Wednesday quoted Linda Melusi, who coached the DHPS boys, as saying it was a great experience for the players as well as the coaches to compete in the school basketball league.
“It was a long road to get here and I’m very proud of my boys. As 2018 champions we will surely be back next year to defend our title,” Melusi said.
Mathias told Nampa the U-11 and U-14 age group winners are yet to be determined as their league is still underway, with the finals scheduled for 05 and 06 November at DHPS and the Katutura Youth Complex basketball courts.