New champions crowned

2015-05-05 06:00

In a hard-fought game at Settlers High on Thursday evening, the Heideveld under-19 basketball boys team defeated their Athlone High School counterparts to be crowned WP Top Schools Basketball champions for 2015.

Athlone High took an early 4-0 lead against the run of play, showing gutsy resolve. But the physically stronger Heideveld High boys gradually took control of the game, to lead by a narrow margin of four points at the end of the first chukka.

The Athlone boys, coached by teacher Neal Bekkers, displayed character and played as a team and for each other throughout, throwing everything they had onto the court.

In the end, however, the Heideveld boys stormed through to hold off their competitors, etching out an epic victory by 29 points, to win 84 - 55

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