SPHS Girls are Northern Regional Basketball Champs
Friday, December 4th, 2015
The National Secondary School Association (NSSA) Northern Regional Basketball Championship was held over the weekend in Corozal Town. The games took place at the Corozal Complex on Saturday, November 29th, and saw four high schools competing for the top prize and the opportunity to represent the country’s Northern Division at the National Championship level. At the end of the games, it was the San Pedro High School (SPHS) female team and the Muffles College High School (MCHS) male team that walked away with the win.
Schools represented were Corozal Community College (CCC) MCHS, New Hope High School (NHHS) and SPHS. A total of six games were played during the one day tournament: three females and three male matches. The complex overflowed with fans that showed up to support their favorite teams.
Four games were played at the beginning of the competition and it was sudden death style: anyone who lost was automatically eliminated. In the first game of the first run off the SPHS girls and CCC faced off. The CCC girls were no match to the island girls who easily won the game with a clean 20-0 victory. But unfortunately the SPHS boys were defeated by Muffles with an advantage of 12 points. During the championship match SPHS girls took on the NHHS girls, who proved to be a challenge. NHHS responded basket after basket but could not break down the SPHS girls, who managed to claim the first place title in a 22-10 ballgame.
The final statistics show SPHS girls and MCHS boys in first place and the official Northern Secondary School Regional Champs for 2015. Both SPHS and MCHS will be representing the Northern Division at the 2015 National Secondary School Association National Championship. The games are to take place at the Corozal Complex in Corozal Town on December 11th and 12th.
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