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Reigning champs’ St Charles keep unbeaten record intact at St John’s Basketball Tournament

By Siya Pongco , in Basketball | Featured Basketball | News , at 2024-02-24

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On Friday, the St Charles’ College first team continued their good run at the 2024 St John’s Basketball Tournament, on a quest to successfully defend the title they won last year.

St Charles finished top of Group A after winning all three of their group matches. On the tournament’s second day, Saints thumped a struggling Parktown Boys’ High, 62-39. It’s been a tough challenge for Parktown, who finished bottom of the group after suffering three losses.

Joining St Charles in the knockout stages, and with an eye on winning their own prestigious tournament, were the hosts, St John’s College. They were beaten by St Charles on Thursday but recorded wins over Pretoria Boys High and Parktown in their other outings.

Among the schools from KwaZulu-Natal who have joined St Charles College in the quarterfinals is Northwood School, who are fuelled by some outstanding talent, including Syamthanda Shabalala, Callum Magurno, Lusanda Hlongwane and Chadley Hargreaves. The Knights have played some outstanding basketball in recent weeks, during which they have beaten St Charles and split two games with Maritzburg College, and they finished first in Group B with three wins from three starts.

Northwood were joined by Hilton College from Group B, after Hilton shocked St Stithians in their last group encounter, winning 42-39. Meanwhile, Maritzburg College had to settle for second in Group C, after a tough loss in their first game to St Alban’s College, who were beaten by St David’s Marist Inanda on Friday.

Michaelhouse completed an unbeaten run through Group D, with a win over Clifton College. Michael Mount beat Waterford to secure second place.

St Benedict’s College, the winners of the AISJ Basketball Invitational last month, ended top of Group E, with Kearsney College in second, while King Edward VII ripped through Group F and comfortably claimed top spot ahead of ESCA Wanderers.

Day Two Results 

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Day Two: St John’s Basketball Tournament

Group A

St Charles 62-39 Parktown
Pretoria Boys High 32-34 St John’s College

Group B

Northwood 54-53 St Stithians
St Peter’s 27-36 Hilton College
Hilton College 42-39 St Stithians
St Peter’s 18-62 Northwood

Group C

St Alban’s 27-33 St David’s Marist Inanda
Maritzburg College 59-26 Jeppe High

Group D

Michaelhouse 35-28 Clifton College
Waterford Kamhlaba 39-51 Michael Mount

Group E

Sacred Heart 31-47 Kearsney College
St Benedict’s 61-26 St George’s College
St George’s College 46-32 Kearsney College
Sacred Heart 40-41 St Benedict’s

Group F

Falcon College 45-44 St Andrew’s College
King Edward VII 56-38 ESCA Wanderers
Falcon College 26-75 King Edward VII
St Andrew’s College 22-60 ESCA Wanderers

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