THE Namibia Basketball School League (NBSL) hosted the under16 and under19 girls’ and boys’ finals, with Deutsche Hohere Privatschule (DHPS) and Windhoek International School (WIS) victorious in their respective categories.
The finals took place at DHPS over the weekend, with the third place play-offs between WIS, which came out victorious against Chairman Mao Zedong High School (CMZ) in the u-16 female category.
Jakob Marengo Tutorial College (JMTC) took third position after beating Dawid Bezuidenhout by 87:83 in the boys’ u-16 category
Saturday’s finals for u-16 girls had Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School (ISSS) taking on DHPS with a score that ended 79:39 in favour of DHPS. The second game of the day decided the u-16 boy’s division winner with WIS winning 91:55 in the end against JMTC.
Game three was the first for the u-19 division females. DHPS took first prize against ISSS in a game that ended 76:51. The final game of the day was between DHPS against Dawid Bezuidenhout in the u-19 boys.
DHPS, which have dominated the high school division for the 2019 league season, once again proved to be a better opponent for Dawid Bezuidenhout, which lost in the finals.
The game ended by 69:64 score line in favour of DHPS.
DHPS Coach, Melusi Linda, expressed his satisfaction and noted that his players worked extremely hard and deserved the win.
“My players have done their part and have met me half way as a coach, and quite frankly, the results speak for themselves. The older divisions gave me a great 2019 season and now I can focus on the youngsters in the u-11 and u-14 divisions,” he said.
Mantius Amukoshi, league director of the NBSL, was present at all the games and attested to the great season that 2019 has served in the high school division.
Amukoshi said that he is happy to see the coaches very proactive in the development of the sport just as much as the players themselves are.
“The older players have created a great space into which the younger players can grow into, which is why we do what we do for the kids,” he concluded.