San Pedro students compete at Belize District primary schools basketball championships

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

San Pedro Roman Catholic (RC) girls and Holy Cross Anglican boys represented la Isla Bonita at the Belize District primary schools basketball championship organized by the National Sports Council at the Belize Elementary auditorium on Tuesday, June 13th. The Belize City champions – St. Joseph’s RC School girls and St Ignatius RC School boys won the district finals and will represent the district at the nationals at the St. John’s College gymnasium on Thursday, June 15.
Brittany Palacio scored a bucket for the San Pedro RC School girls in their 3-32 loss to the St. Joseph’s RC girls, who were led by Briah Clarke with 15 pts, and Afeni Lamb added 13pts.
The St. Joseph’s girls edged the St. John’s Anglican girls 34-23 in the championship final. St. Joseph’s Briah Clarke scored 22 pts, and Afeni Lamb added 12pts. St. John’s Kelis Turton scored 21 pts. The St. John’s girls had advanced to the finals by eliminating the Belize rural champs, the Burrell Boom Methodist girls.
Jonathan Miranda scored 10pts for Holy Cross Anglican in their 11-30 loss to the Nashus’ boys, who were led by Jamal Myvette with 8pts.
Eric Williams had led Belize Elementary with 24pts in their 36-14 win to eliminate the Belize rural champs, the Burrell Boom Methodist School boys in the other semi-final. Burrell Boom’ Alexis Chacon scored 9 pts.
St Ignatius had to go to overtime to win the championship final 38-29 over the Belize Elementary boys, who had tied the score 28-28 at the end of regulation time. Kyle Castillo hit 2 free throws and 4 buckets in the overtime to score 10 of his 17 game points; Leroy Betson added 10pts and Jamal Myvette netted another 8pts for the win. BES’ Jahzani Lightburn scored 9pts, and Eric Wiliams added 7pts, while Destin Olivera added 6pts.

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