St Stithians College Basketball u16 Tournament 2020
St Stithians College was proud to host the prestigious Under 16 Basketball Tournament for the 3rd consecutive year. The event took place from the 14th to the 16th February 2020 and was a spectacular showcase of one of the fastest-growing sports in South Africa, particularly at school level.
There were 24 teams participating in the 2020 event, Clifton School, Lethukuthula Secondary School, International School of South Africa, Jeppe High School for Boys, Kearsney College, King Edward VII School, Maritzburg College, Maru-a-Pula School, Michaelhouse, Morris Isaacson High School, Pretoria Boys High School, Queen's College Boys' High School, St Alban's College, St Benedict's College Bedfordview, St David's Marist Inanda, St Peter's College, St John's College, St Stithians College, St. Charles College, Pietermaritzburg, St George's College, Usutu Forest School and Windhoek International School.
A special mention of our two development teams, Morris Isaacson High School who returned again this year and Lethukuthula Secondary School from Katlehong. We thank Riversong South Africa and African Proficient Group for their support in making it possible for these two talented teams to be a part of the 2020 event.
Basketball - U16 Basketball Tournament (By Seann Rubinek, Director of Basketball for St Stithians Boys’ College)
The 3rd Annual St Stithians College U16 Basketball Tournament has come and gone and what a Tournament it was! After three days of intense basketball, Soweto’s very own Morris Isaacson High School pipped St John’s College 63-60 in what is being called the most thrilling and entertaining tournament final so far!
24 teams from, Gauteng, KZN, Western Cape, and North-West provinces, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Namibia took part. Interesting to note that all teams lost at least one game in the group stages which shows the high level of competition exhibited this year. From tip-off on Friday morning teams put in their all. Our Boys’ College U16s had a tough time with a loss in their first game against St Benedict’s College, however they recovered well and went on to beat Michaelhouse convincingly and breezed past Queens College. But it wasn’t to be in the quarter finals where they faced a tough fired up Jeppe side. The boys lost 15 - 25.
The finals though between Morris Isaacson and St John’s College proved to be a most thrilling affair with the lead going back and forth and the teams giving their all. However Morris Isaacson could not be denied as they held onto a slight 63 - 60 lead till the final whistle sending the crowd into a frenzy. Great gesture by Morris Isaacson when they formed a tunnel for St John’s College during the prize giving. After three years of being sponsored as our Development Team, what a moment it was when the young boys from Soweto lifted the Cup at the most prestigious U16 Basketball Tournament thus closing the curtain on the 2020 St Stithians U16 Basketball Tournament.
To download the full tournament information booklet, click here.
To view the fixtures for the weekend, click here.
To download the tournament rules and regulations: click here.
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