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Defending boys champs in quarter-finals

Arin Kumar
Thursday, August 28, 2014

DEFENDING champions of all the grades in the boys competition, LDS are through to the quarter-finals of the Tuckers Ice Cream Secondary Schools Basketball Championships.

Despite the LDS under-15 side losing 20-22 to Suva Grammar yesterday at the Vodafone Arena, the side is still in contention to defend its title.

In the girls competition, a new winner would be crowned in the under-15 grade after defending champions DAV Girls failed to make it through the round robin competition.

Under-17 champions St Joseph's Secondary School and under-19 champions Adi Cakobau School are still in the running to defend their respective titles.

Basketball Fiji development officer Laisiasa Puamau said the level of competition had increased as the competition progressed.

"From the 105 pool games, we have seen how the competition has increased and the teams stepped up," he said.

"Expectations are high (for today's games) since it's the knockout stages and we anticipate high level of games."

Quarter-finals begin at 8.30am.

RESULTS:

U15 Boys: LDS 20 SGS 22, JNC 10 Natabua 13, MBHS 30 Tilak 30, YSS 18 QVS 4

U17 Boys: Marist 25 Edupia 9, Natabua 20 Xavier 10, THS 20 GHS 19, LDS 32 QVS 4

U19 Boys: Yat Sen 50 RSMS 10, JNC 30 Tilak 29, JWC 46 MBHS 20, Xavier 21 LBSS 27, SGS 23 SJC 38, Ba Pro 31 ISS 35

U15 Girls: SJSS I 15 JNC 6, Gospel 11 SJSS 10, Natabua 9 YSS 0, Jasper 17 SGS 20

U17 Girls: Natabua 27 Jasper 7, Tilak 19 LBSS 20, SJSS 17 LDS 6, DAV 20 ISS 22, NHS 20 JNC 0

U19 Girls: Natabua 34 SJC 8, Jasper 32 SGS 9, LDS 23 NDP 11, YSS 30 ACS 19, SJSS 33 LDS 11, SJC 8 VS NDP 36


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