Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 4:15 AM on Tuesday 23 September

/ Front page / Sport

John Wesley College wins U19 title

Emoni Narawa
Friday, August 29, 2014

JOHN Wesley College is the new boys champions in the under-19 grade of the Tuckers Ice Cream Fiji Secondary Schools Basketball Championship.

The Raiwaqa-based school edged Natabua High School 21-18 in an even affair during the final at the Vodafone Arena yesterday.

Laced with Mighty Mights players, a club in the Raiwaqa Basketball Association, JWC created another piece of history — winning its first championship title.

"We've been trying to win this for the past three years," team captain, Sydney Dukeleveny said.

"I'm so happy with the win, it was not easy but the boys gave their best shot to come out victorious."

The team dedicated the win to one of the players, Jordan Dokanivalu, whose mum passed away last year.

"This win dedicated to Jordan and especially to all our supporters."

JWC upset defending champions Later Day Saints 26-20 in the quarter-finals.

Dukeleveny hope the performance of his players would boost their chances of making the Fiji U19 team to the FIBA Oceania Basketball Championship to be held in Suva at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, in the girls division, Yat Sen Secondary School won the U19 title after a narrow 31-28 victory over arch rival Saint Joseph's Secondary School.

In other grades, SJSS won the U17 and the Grammar U15 girls won the U15 title.

Results

Girls: U15 Final - GHS 9 SGS 15

U17 Finals - LBSS 11 SJSS 15

U19 Final - YSS 31 SJSS 28

Boys: Final - YSS 19 LDS 23

U17 Finals - MBHS 32 LDS 27

U19 Final - Natabua 18 JWC 21


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. PM's 1st mission
  2. Bainimarama's promise: I will serve all
  3. Free air travel for locals
  4. Civil service reform
  5. Back from the dead
  6. Bainimarama to be sworn in as FijiPM
  7. Electoral Commission announces seat allocation
  8. Double winner to continue advocacy for the elderly
  9. Parties make assessments
  10. Police probe incident

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  3. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  4. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  5. Fiji First in strong lead: Fiji Elections Saturday (20 Sep)
  6. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  7. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  8. PM's 1st mission Monday (22 Sep)
  9. Elections supervisor to announce final results Friday (19 Sep)
  10. Election office begins to receive final results Friday (19 Sep)