THE Tuckers-sponsored Western Zone Secondary Schools Basketball Championship started at the Latter Day Saints courts in Waiyavi, Lautoka last Thursday.
Tilak High School and Natabua High School featured in the opening round.
West basketball development officer Kelevi Serukalou said more than 80 players turned up for the competition.
"There was big support from the parents," he said.
"Close results were recorded. Jasper Williams High School will play in the competition for the first time."
Ba Provincial Free Bird Institute is also part of the competition.
Results: Boys: U15 Tilak 6 Natabua 16, U17 Tilak 5 Natabua 9, U19 Tilak 12 Natabua 11.
Girls: U17 Tilak 6 Natabua 12.