GHS wins basketball tournament

2015-08-05 06:00
PHOTO: Sophie Thompson

Defending champions, Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School scooped the title at the Pietermaritzburg Girls High Invitational Tournament defeating St John’s School in the finals on Sunday at the     indoor centre at GHS.

PHOTO: Sophie Thompson Defending champions, Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School scooped the title at the Pietermaritzburg Girls High Invitational Tournament defeating St John’s School in the finals on Sunday at the indoor centre at GHS.

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The defending champs, Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School took top honours at the Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High/St John’s Invitational Basketball Tournament at the weekend.

Twenty-four teams were entered in the tournament, with more than half the teams coming from outside the province.

GHS first team defeated co-hosts, St John’s School first team, in the finals on Sunday, at the Sylvia Vietzen Indoor Centre, at GHS. GHS first team kept an impeccable scorecard over the three days winning all of their games. St John’s topped Pool B, but were outplayed in the final. The final score was 34-18, in favour of GHS. Nifty player, Lena Fre, shining as point guard, won the Most Valuable Player Award for the tournament.

First team coach and Principal for Girls’ High, Val Fowler said, “I am delighted with our team’s effort on the court. The girls played extremely well and loved the opportunity to take on so many teams from all corners of SA. It is heart-warming to see how this game is growing in our country and the talent that we are producing.”

Head of Sport at Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High, Taryn de Winnaar stated, “Val has coached the South African Women’s Team and was an outstanding player in her day. Her expertise and her passion are definitely the secrets to our success.”

“Our tournament is an independent one. Each year all teams are invited with a few teams contacting us and requesting to play. Our co-hosts, St John’s, have been helping us run the event for several years now and as the tournament has grown, so has their involvement. They really have helped us run a very successful tournament.”

At the prize giving the All Stars of the 2015 tournament were announced: Z. Ngcobo (Epworth), N. Sila (Lereko), G. Chingondole (St John’s), T.Gcabashe (PMB Girls’ High); and L. Fre (PMB Girls’ High) MVP and All Star

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