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The Final of the 2015 Secondary Schools U-20 Basketball Championship, which was organized by the Sports Division, took place on Friday April 17th at the Dominica Grammar School’s Hard Court.
The North East Comprehensive School (NECS), which made it to the Final for the first time, managed to dethrone the Dominica State College (DSC) – the defending champions.
The match was very competitive with the lead being constantly being exchanged between the schools; however, it was the NECS boys who had the greater zeal to win and at the final whistle, the score was 69-62 in favour of the NECS.
For the NECS
· Ethan Boland had an MVP performance with 29 points, 23 rebounds,8 blocks, 4 assists & 3 steals.
He was also assisted by Desmond Boney who had 9 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals and Tamir Lawrence with 9 points and 9 rebounds.
In a losing effort for the DSC
· Edmund Williams had 24 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists & 2 blocks
· Joshua Henderson – 20 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals & 3 assists
· John James – 10 points, 11 rebounds & 3 steals
The Sports Division congratulates the North East Comprehensive School on winning the 2015 U-20 Boys Basketball Championship.
Meanwhile the 1st semi-final of Girls segment will take place on Monday, April 20th at Benjamin’s Park between the Dominica State College and the Portsmouth Secondary School.
The other semi-final is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22nd at the hard court of the Dominica Grammar School between the Castle Bruce Secondary School and the Dominica Grammar School.
The Finals of the Sports Division’s Secondary Schools U-20 Girls Basketball Championship is expected to take place at the Dominica Grammar School on Thursday, April 23rd.
All matches take place at 3:45 pm.
The Quarter Final matches of the 2015 NBD Primary Schools Girls Football Championships were all played last week and four (4) schools have qualified for the Final Round of matches.
The first quarter final match was played between the girls of the Petite Savanne Primary and the Castle Bruce Primary, which Petite Savanne Primary won 2 goals to 1.
San Sauveur Primary School won over the St. Luke’s Primary – 4 goals to 2, Woodford Hill Primary won over the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School – 1 goal to nil and the Savanne Paille Primary got the better of the WS. Stevens in their matchup – 3 goals to nil.
This means, the Petite Savanne, San Sauveur, Woodford Hill and the Savanne Paille Primary Schools will feature in the Final Round of the 2015 NBD Primary Schools Girls Football Championship.
The final round, which will include the semis and Final, will take place at the Castle Bruce Playing Field on Tuesday, April 21st from 1:00 pm.
Friday April 17th is another busy day in the calendar of the Sports Division’s sporting activities.
U-20 Boys Basketball
The Final of the Secondary Schools Under-20 Boys Basketball Championship will take place at the Dominica Grammar School hard court from 3:45pm on Friday, April 17th.
In that match, the DSC who defeated the PSS (88-53) in one of the semi-final match, will seek to defend their championshp title against the NECS. It is the first time that NECS will feature in the Final of this competition – they defeated the PCSS (63-53) in the other semi-final.
U-15 Cricket Championship
There will be three matches played on Friday, April 17th :
· At the Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth, newcomers St. John’s academy again be on show as they try to repeat a win when they take on the NECS.
· At the Dublanc Playing Field, ITSS goes up against PSS and
· At the Botanic Gardens, the DGS will play the PCSS.
NBD Primary Schools Football Championships
The final team to qualify for the semi-finals of the NBD Primary Schools Girls Football Competition will be determined when the Savanne Paille Primary School goes up against the W.S Stevens Primary at the Benjamin’s Park from 11:30 am on Friday, April 17th.
So far, the girls of San Sauveur Primary School and Petite Savanne Primary School have already qualified for the semi-finals.
Woodford Hill Primary and Roosevelt Douglas Primary will play on Thursday, April 16th to determine who will be the other team to feature in semis.
The 1st Round of matches in the District segment of the NBD Primary Schools Boys Football Championships will also take place at two (2) venues on Friday, April 17th:
The East, North, North East and West Districts will converge at the Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth for Zone A competition whilst the South, South East, South West and Valley Central Districts will compete at the Newtown Savannah in Zone B. Matches will commence at 1:00 pm for both zones.
The top two teams in each zone will qualify for the Final round which will take place on Friday 24th April.
For the first time, all the track and field athletes selected to train in preparation for the Windward Islands Schools Games, will come together as a group at Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth. Training will be from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Other training sessions for the Games will continue as scheduled in basketball on Friday whilst on Saturday 18th, there will be training for Netball, Volleyball and Football from 9:30 am.
The 2015 Secondary Schools Under 15 Cricket Championship, organized by the Sports Division, will commence on Wednesday, April 15th with two (2) matches.
At the Botanic Gardens, St. Mary’s Academy will take on the Castle Bruce Secondary School whilst at Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth, the Portsmouth Secondary School will come up against the newcomers to Secondary Schools Cricket – the St. John’s Academy.
Nine (9) schools are participating in this year’s championship, which will be played in two (2) zones with the top two (2) teams from each zone advancing to the semi-finals.
Matches during this year’s championship are expected to be played at the Botanic Gardens, Benjamin’s Park, Dublanc and Jolly’s John Park.
In an effort to improve on the standard and quality of play, the Sports Division is piloting a mentorship programme during this year’s championship.
The Division is pleased to have secured the services of five (5) former and current national players and one certified cricket coach who are expected to perform the role of the mentors during the championships.
These mentors will be assigned to six (6) of the schools – these mentors are expected to perform the roles of “match-day coaches” and will interact with the players and advise on game strategies and match situations.
It is hoped that this new initiative will bring improved performances and that both the players and the sports teachers will benefit from the experience and knowledge that this new mentorship programme will bring.
Quarter Finals of the 2015 NBD Primary Schools Girls Football Championship takes place Tomorrow April 14, 2015
1. San Sauveur Primary School
2. Castle Bruce Primary School
3. Petite Savanne Primary School
4. St. Luke’s Primary School
5. Woodford Hill Primary School
6. W.S. Stevens Primary School
7. Savanne Paille Primary School
8. Roosevelt Douglas Primary School
The Girls of the Petite Savanne Primary School will travel to the Castle Bruce Playing Field for their match up against the Castle Bruce Primary School which is scheduled to take place at 2:00 pm. The San Sauveur Primary School and the St. Luke’s Primary School will feature in the next match carded to begin at 3:00 pm.
Meantime, at the Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth, it will be the Woodford Hill Primary School going up against the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School at 2:00 pm followed by a 3:00 pm encounter between the Savanne Paille Primary School and the W.S. Steven’s Primary School.
The winners of the four matches will move on to the Final Round of the Sports Division’s NBD Primary Schools Girls Football Championships. The Final Round, which will feature the semi-finals and final, is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 21st at a venue to be decided later.